Israel Arrests an Iranian Spy

(Washington Post) William Booth - Israeli security officials said Sunday that they have arrested a Belgian businessman of Iranian descent for spying on Israel and gathering intelligence on possible terrorism targets. The Israel Security Agency (ISA) released photographs that it said were taken from the suspect's camera that included the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. The Iranian agent, Ali Mansouri, had made three trips to Israel over the past two years and was working to make business contacts and establish a covert base of operations. He was recruited by Iran's Quds Force, a unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps charged with "extraterritorial operations" of assassination, insurgency and attacks, according to U.S. Defense Department officials. "During questioning, the suspect...detailed his recruitment and activation process by Iranian intelligence elements," the ISA said. Mansouri was instructed after each visit to return to Iran to be debriefed by his handlers.

2013-09-30 00:00:00

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