Alleged Spy Confesses; Iran Says It Penetrated the Mossad

Iran claims it has penetrated Israel's international espionage agency, the Mossad, broadcasting a "confession" by a suspect arrested for spying.

Chana Ya'ar, | updated: 01:16

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Iran claims it has penetrated Israel's international espionage agency, the Mossad.

“After months of silent struggle, offensive, multi-layered and complicated operations and penetration into the depths of the Zionist regime's intelligence led to the uncovering of very important and sensitive information about Mossad spies and operations,” the Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced Monday in a statement.

“Heavy blows were inflicted on the structure of the Zionist intelligence and security services.”

Iranian state television broadcast the “confession” of one of several people arrested as Israeli spies.

The alleged Mossad operator said in his confession that he was flown to the Jewish State by a Persian-speaking Israeli. He was taken to Mossad headquarters, he said, claiming the campus was four kilometers long, surrounded by barbed wire fences and located between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The information was inaccurate. He also said he was taught how to place bombs in cars.

The cell arrested by Iranian authorities was charged in connection with last January's assassination of Tehran University physics professor Masoud Ali Mohammadi outside his house. Mohammadi was killed when a motorcycle rigged with explosives blew up as he was leaving for work.