Iran announced on Saturday that it has arrested a member of the British spy agency, MI6.
“With God’s assistance and power, the spy was arrested after some months of complex intelligence moves,” Head of Kerman’s Revolutionary Court Dadkhoda Salari told FNA today.
He said that the arrested spy has had “20 meetings” with British intelligence officers in and out of Iran, providing them with the needed intelligence and receiving instructions for harming Iran’s national interests.
The judiciary official did not name the arrested MI6 agent, but said he was assigned to collect intelligence and harm Iran in various cultural, economic, political and security areas.
Noting that the arrested agent has had contacts with “5 British intelligence officers”, Salari said his trial is underway while he has confessed to his crimes.
In 2010, Former Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar underlined that the US, Israeli and British spy agencies have been directly involved in the terrorist attacks against the country’s scientists.
“As regards the recent terrorist moves, the involvement of Mossad, CIA and MI6 can clearly be seen,” Najjar told reporters at the time.
“In the same regard, we have arrested a number of elements and are doing the necessary follow-ups to arrest the main culprits behind these terrorist acts,” he noted.
In the fifth attack of its kind in two years, a magnetic bomb was attached to the door of 32-year-old Iranian scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan Behdast’s car in the capital in January 2012. His driver was also killed.
Roshan Behdast was the fifth Iranian scientist assassinated since 2007. The January 2012 blast took place on the second anniversary of the martyrdom of Iranian university professor and nuclear scientist, Massoud Ali Mohammadi, who was also assassinated in a terrorist bomb attack in Tehran in January 2010.
The assassination method used in the bombing was similar to the 2010 terrorist bomb attacks against the university professor, Fereidoun Abbassi Davani, and his colleague Majid Shahriari. Abbasi Davani survived the attack, while Shahriari was martyred.
Another Iranian scientist, Dariush Rezaeinejad, was also assassinated through the same method on 23 July 2011.
Iran has blamed the CIA, MI6 and the Israeli Mossad agency for the terror attacks on the lives of its scientists.