Israel announces arrest of Iranian 'spy'

AFP , Sunday 29 Sep 2013

Israel's Shin Bet announces its 11 September arrest of an Iranian 'spy' linked to 'numerous terrorist attacks around the world'

Israel's Shin Bet security service on Sunday announced the arrest on 11 September of an Iranian "spy" carrying photographs of the US Embassy in Tel Aviv.

The suspect, holding a Belgian passport, was sent to Israel by Iran's elite Republican Guards and arrested at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport, it charged in a statement.

The Shin Bet identified the suspect as Ali Mansouri, 58, and said he had enrolled in a "special operations unit of the Revolutionary Guards responsible for numerous terrorist attacks around the world."

It said he had been using the fake identity Alex Mans.

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