Iran Accuses British-Australian Scholar Kylie Moore-Gilbert of Spying for Israel

After the release of British-Australian scholar Kylie Moore-Gilbert in Iran last week, Iran has accused her of working with a former Bahraini lawmaker, to spy for Israel.

After the release of British-Australian scholar Kylie Moore-Gilbert in Iran last week, Iran has accused her of working with a former Bahraini lawmaker, to spy for Israel. 

Iranian state television aired footages of Moore-Gilbert in Jerusalem and during her wedding, which reported that she was recruited by the Israeli military. 

Iran has also accused a former Bahraini lawmaker, Jasim Husain of working with Moore-Gilbert, teaching her Arabic and Farsi and helping her spy on Shia exiles. 

In a tweet Husain stated, “I, Jasim Husain, totally reject the accusations against me of the British-Australian Kylie Moore Gilbert. In a detailed context, I met the aforementioned a few times after she introduced herself as an academic researcher preparing for a PhD.”

“As an academic researcher, I used to offer the help and assistance that was available to me to all its students, and that was a service for science and scientific research and love for them,” Husain added. 

Husain said that he met Moore-Gilbert in Australia for a conference in 2018, before she visited Iran for another conference. 

Moore-Gilbert who was detained in Iran for 2 years, has now returned to Australia, after she was released in exchange for 3 Iranian prisoners detained in Thailand. 

A statement by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs said, “The Australian Government has consistently rejected the grounds on which the Iranian Government arrested, detained and convicted Dr Moore-Gilbert. We continue to do so.”

 


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