Iran’s intelligence ministry announced the arrest of “a terrorist group… who were in contact with Mossad agents through one of the neighbouring countries” and had entered Iran “from Iraq’s Kurdistan region”. The detainees purportedly “intended to carry out acts of sabotage and terrorist attacks in some sensitive areas”. Media reports later alleged that the network “had been planning to detonate one of the country’s sensitive centers in Isfahan under the guidance of the head of the Mossad in the Kurdistan region of Iraq”. On 28 July, authorities announced the arrest of five individuals alleged to be part of an Israeli-affiliated “espionage network”.
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