Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer
According to the Iranian state news agency IRNA, Parviz Sorouri reports that Iran has arrested 12 agents of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that were operating in concert with the Israeli Mossad.
Sorouri, who is a member of the influential parliamentary committee on foreign policy and national security, said that the agents were also coordinating their efforts with other regional agencies and were targeting the country’s military and nuclear program.
He did not provide the nationality of the alleged agents or the location where they were found and arrested, and the CIA has declined to comment on the matter.
Sorouri added that, “Fortunately, with swift reaction by the Iranian intelligence department, the actions failed to bear fruit.”
Although, there has been heavy speculation that the Mossad and likely the CIA are already carrying out covert operations in Iran, with considerable success.
Several anonymous sources cited by many news agencies around the world claimed that the recent “accidental” explosions in Iran were, in fact, the work of foreign intelligence agencies.
This is not the first time that Iran has made a public announcement saying that they have captured foreign intelligence agents, although as CBS News correctly points out, “often no further information is released.”
This announcement from Iran comes on the heels of Hezbollah announcing that they had “vanquished” the CIA and Mossad’s attempts to infiltrate and bring down the group.
A member of Hezbollah and the Lebanese Parliament, Hassan Fadlallah, told reporters, “Our security… has exposed several American and Israeli plots on Lebanon.”
“We call on the Lebanese government to take immediate action… and raise the issue with the United Nations and embassies, so that the whole world is aware of what the U.S. embassy in Lebanon is doing,” Fadlallah said.
He said that they had exposed CIA operatives that had successfully infiltrated Hezbollah’s ranks and just days earlier Hezbollah reported that they had uncovered CIA assets that were operating in the group.
In June, the chief of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah admitted for the first time since the founding in the 80s that the group had been infiltrated.
Nasrallah said that they had caught at least two people who were working for the CIA within Hezbollah’s ranks and unsurprisingly the U.S. Embassy officially denied the claim.
However, The New York Times points out that a recent article by the Associated Press cited anonymous American officials who said that Nasrallah’s claims were accurate and that those captures had led the group to finding other informants.
It would be quite naïve to actually believe that the American and Israeli intelligence agencies are not operating inside these groups in any and every way they can.
In fact, this would be wholly ignorant and would require setting aside historical precedent and the countless reports coming from these countries not to mention simple logic.
Indeed the British Guardian writes that former U.S. officials told Reuters that the individuals arrested by Hezbollah were indeed working for the CIA.
Furthermore, the officials claimed that the agents were “believed to be local recruits” from Lebanon, rather than U.S. citizens who were brought into the country by the CIA.
The CIA’s comment on the most recent Iranian allegations are somewhat suspicious, as they did not outright deny that the CIA was conducting operations in Iran or that the 12 individuals were CIA agents.
Instead, using the typical politicized and highly ambiguous rhetoric, the CIA said, “it does not, as a rule discuss allegations of operational activities.”
Earlier this month Iran claimed that they had “100 unbeatable documents” that proved that the United States were directing and funding terrorist operations in Iran and throughout the region, which is far from an absurd allegation.
The unfortunate aspect is that they have only thus far sent the documents to the United Nations and not the public or even media outlets.
“By releasing these documents, we will dishonor the US and those who claim to be the advocates of human rights and campaign against terrorism among the world public opinion,” Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said at the time.
Iran must understand that the United Nations is a cancerous and highly corrupt body that has no interest in justice and would under no circumstances actually go after the United States.
I find it quite strange that the Iranian government, if indeed they are in possession of such iron-clad evidence, wouldn’t just release it publicly so the world could know the truth of the West’s “war on terror.”