Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi said Tuesday that Iranian intelligence managed to infiltrate Israeli intelligence services and trace Mossad agents who he said were operating in Iran. He said that 10 people were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the assassination of a nuclear scientist in Tehran last year.
In a press conference in Tehran, Moslehi provided more details on the exposure of the spy network allegedly responsible for the assassination of Masoud Ali Mohammadi. "Iranian intelligence infiltrated the Zionist regime's intelligence system and located the regime's networks," he said. "We aquired solid intelligence and managed to place our people in the regime's intelligence in order to trace people connected to the Zionist regime."
The Iranian official did not miss the opportunity to slam Israel calling it a "terrorist regime."
Moslehi addressed an interview given by one of the supposed spies Monday and said he was linked to one of the terrorist networks. The Iranian minister noted there were other networks which cannot be exposed as they are still being investigated.
He also mentioned the June post-election riots. "An intelligence gold mine was created in Iran and the enemies sought to take advantage of that. They thought that because of the riots the Iranian intelligence was busy with the elections."
Moslehi warned any nations cooperating with Israel in such plots that Iran would consider them "bases for terrorist jobs" and threats to the entire Middle East. He said that all high ranking scientists in the region were in risk of being targeted by Israel. "Our intelligence achievements prove that the Zionist regime opposes the scientist progress in Islamic countries and nations in the reion," he said, explaining his reason for Israel's alleged actions.
On Monday, Iran announced its probe into the January 2010 slaying of physics professor Masoud Ali Mohammadi had led its agents to infiltrate the Mossad and uncover other plots.
Mohammadi was killed by a bomb-rigged motorcycle parked outside his house. Possible explanations have never been clear, particularly as he had no known link to Iran's nuclear work.
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