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Iran arrests three accused of links to Israel’s Mossad

TEHRAN, IRAN (AP) – Iranian intelligence officers arrested three people belonging to a group linked to Israel’s Mossad agency and charged with involvement in releasing classified information, state TV reported yesterday.

The report said they were arrested in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan province but didn’t identify them or how they had access to classified information.

In July, Iran said it arrested members of an armed group linked to Mossad after they sneaked into Iran across its western border. Iran occasionally announces the detention of people it says are spying for foreign countries, including the United States (US) and Israel.

In 2020, Iran executed a man convicted of leaking information to the US and Israel about a prominent Revolutionary Guard general who was later killed by a US drone strike in Iraq.