Iran Arrests Three Accused Of Spying For Israeli Spy Agency Mossad

Iran on Thursday said its intelligence officer arrested three people accused of spying for the Israeli’s Mossad spy agency and charged them with involvement in leaking classified documents.

“Three (Mossad) agents were involved in transferring classified information and documents from Iran and they were arrested in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan,” Iranian state-news agency IRNA reported, citing the provincial Intelligence Department.

The report did not identify those arrested or how they had access to classified information.

The arch-enemy Israel and Iran have long accused each other of spying, and relations between the two states have never been normal.

Israel openly objected and threatened to take military action in a bid to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Tensions between the two escalated since the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in November 2020 on the outskirts of Tehran, which Iran blamed on Israel.

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi had earlier warned that Iran would strike “at the heart” of Israel if it makes the “slightest move” against Tehran.

Raisi made the remark during an event marking National Army Day, and said that Israeli movement is not hidden from Iran’s intelligence, security and military officials.

Meanwhile, IRNA said that Iran in the past has made similar arrests of people working for the Israeli spy agency.

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