Tehran boasts of recruiting cabinet minister of “hostile country”

Iran’s intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi claimed Tuesday to have recruited a cabinet-level spy from a hostile country. He did not name the country, only boasting that this successful operation showed “the counter-espionage sector of the Intelligence Ministry to be one the most powerful of the world’s intelligence services.” He was evidently referring to Gonen Segev, former Israeli energy minister, who was arrested, tried and convicted for “assisting the enemy in war and spying against the State of Israel.”

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