US Embassy Amongst Photos Taken by Alleged Iranian Spy in Israel

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A Belgian business man has been arrested in Israel and accused of spying for Iran. Ali Mansouri is of Iranian descent and had pictures of the US Embassy amongst other photos on his camera.

Israel’s Shin Bet, the internal security agency similar to the FBI in America, claims the 55-year old was a recruit for Iran’s Qods Force, a special ops unit for the Revolutionary Guard.

The alleged spy was detained on Sept. 11 as he was attempting to leave Israel through Ben Gurion International Airport. The announcement of the arrest comes just two days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak at the United Nations General Assembly, where he is expected to argue that the Iranians cannot be trusted and that stiff economic sanctions should remain in place until Iran agrees to curtail its nuclear program.

Read More: Washington Post

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