Iran's Prosecutor General has revealed that the authorities in Tehran have dismantled a US-Israel spy network and arrested its members. "The defendants gathered information about the country in strategic areas, under the cover of scientific and environmental projects," said Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi.
According to Dolatabadi, the alleged spies installed cameras in strategic areas across Iran to monitor missile activities. Pictures and other data were sent to foreign parties, it is alleged, under the pretext of implementing scientific and environmental projects.
The senior official pointed out that one of the defendants has Iranian, American and British citizenship and provided financial support for an Iranian environmental organisation. Another is the Director of the Kavous Seyed Emami organisation who had links with a US intelligence officer who visited Iran in the past.
According to the investigators, some of the accused admitted to have visited the occupied Palestinian territories several time to participate in the MENARID conference, which was attended by Mossad officers.
The main goal of the joint plan between the CIA and the Mossad is to create a crisis in some of the Iranian environmental sectors, collect information through this network, and send it to Washington, explained Dolatabadi. He added that two US intelligence officers visited Iran secretly under various pretexts, including the establishment of an environmental organisation. Based on the documents seen, the US is said to have established the organisation ten years ago in Iran to spy on the country's defence and missile activities.