Report on Israeli Agents in Iraq, Iran Discounted

(Jerusalem Post) Matthew Gutman - New Yorker reporter Seymour Hersh told CNN on Sunday that "hundreds" of Israeli agents are working to infiltrate Iran through Kurdistan in northern Iraq to gather intelligence on Iran's developing nuclear program. However, an Israeli intelligence source scoffed at the report, saying that infiltrating "hundreds" of agents into Iraq is both ludicrous and pointless. He said Israel makes use of satellite imagery to monitor Iran's nuclear development, and only a high-level source could provide relevant information on Iran's nuclear program. While human intelligence is necessary, such a large-scale operation would be bound to fail, if only for the ease with which it could be detected, he added.

2004-06-18 00:00:00

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