National Security Ministry: Iranian agents manage to penetrate Mossad (UPDATE)
(the number of arrested agents was added (the first version was posted at 12:09 p.m)
The Iranian intelligence agents managed to penetrate the Israeli Secret Intelligence Service Mossad to study the internal security system and reveal the agents activated by the Israeli special services, Iranian Minister of National Security Heydar Moslehi was quoted by the official website of TV channel IribNews as saying.
"Thus, we were able to identify the people involved in committing terrorist acts in Iran and arrest them," he said.
He said that one of those arrested agents Majid Jamali Fesh said live on Iranian state television that he was specially trained to kill the scientist in a special garrison, located near the road Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Moslehi said that in total, roughly 10 members of the network were arrested. They will testify one of these days.
On Monday, Iran disclosed the network of Israeli spies, who are responsible for the murder of nuclear scientist Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, the Iranian Ministry of National Security said.
The report also stated that according to the ministry's information, the Israeli Secret Intelligence Service Mossad has established bases in several European countries, as well as in the countries neighboring to Iran to carry out terrorist acts. One of them was Ali-Mohammadi's murder.
The Iranian Intelligence Forces were able to disclose the agents as a result of an investigation that was conducted several months after the murder of the scientist.
One of the leading Iranian experts on nuclear physics Masood Ali-Mohammadi was killed in Jan. 2010 as a result of a bomb explosion near his home in Tehran. The bomb was attached to a motorcycle parked nearby and appeared to be remote controlled. According to one version, Ali-Mohammadi was killed for his involvement in Iran's nuclear program, which had raised serious concerns in the West.