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Iran claims to have arrested 12 CIA agents and accused them of planning to strike at Iranian interests.
IRNA state media quoted an influential politician as saying that the agents were working in collusion with Israel.
Parviz Sorouri, who sits on the powerful foreign policy and national security committee, said the spy network aimed to damage Iran's security, military and nuclear sectors.
"The US and Zionist regime's espionage apparatuses were trying to damage Iran both from inside and outside with a heavy blow, using regional intelligence services," said Sorouri.
Originally posted by SmArTbEaTz
Isn't it policy that if you get caught you don't exist and they will deny you were ever there???
the agency decided to cryptically refer to its secret meet-up spot as "PIZZA," that helped two Hezbollah double-agents infer that the location may have been a pizza restaurant. And it was! So Hezbollah kept an eye on a Beirut Pizza Hut gawker.com...
According to a report by ABC News, there were two distinct espionage rings targeting Iran and Hezbollah in which spies were recruited by the CIA.
Current and former U.S. officials said the two different spy rings were discovered separately but both caused a significant setback in U.S. efforts to track Iran's nuclear activities and Hezbollah actions against Israel.
Originally posted by stake
reply to post by silent thunder
The CIA has basically lost its network of spies in Lebanon and suffered a major setback in its efforts to infiltrate Iran, all because it screwed up basic tradecraft—including communicating with spies on trackable cell phones and using the indecipherable code word "PIZZA" to denote planned meetings at a Beirut Pizza Hut.
Originally posted by milkyway12
They werent agents. CIA Agents are not spies. They are recruiters.
Learn how the CIA works.