The official ISNA service revealed on Monday a meeting between heads of the counterintelligence arms of the Intelligence Ministry and the Revolutionary Guards to resolve dispute and formulate a “joint guideline” for future operations. The dispute sprang up over the arrest by the IRGC service of eight climate activists and their sentencing to long prison sentences. One died under questioning. The Intelligence ministry argued that they should not have been detained or accused.
DEBKAfile: The public exposure of the falling out between the two agencies implies unheard-of criticism of an action by an arm of the powerful Rev. Guards,