Iran says it dismantled U.S. cyber espionage network

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The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani

Tehran had recently exposed and dismantled a “large U.S. cyber espionage network which brought to the arrest of several CIA agents”, a senior Iranian security official said on Monday.

One of the most complicated CIA cyberespionage networks that had an important role in the CIA’s operations in different countries was exposed by the Iranian intelligence agencies a while ago and was dismantled”, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, was quoted as saying by the state broadcaster IRIB. 

“We shared the information about the exposed network with our allies that led to the identification and arrest of CIA intelligence agents,” Shamkhani said. However, he did not specify how many CIA agents were arrested and in which countries.

Shamkhani explained that some information about the case had been released by the United States, so Iran could now publish the information for the sake of public awareness.

Meanwhile, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs reported on Monday citing Iranian opposition sources outside the country that a senior member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps was recently arrested in Iran because he allegedly helped the Israeli Mossad obtain the Iranian nuclear archive about a year ago.

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