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October 1, 2013 12:01 pm

Iran Dismisses as ‘Baseless’ Reports Israel Captured Revolutionary Guard Corps Spy

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Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham. Photo: Screenshot.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham. Photo: Screenshot.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham on Tuesday categorically denied Tel Aviv’s claims about Iran’s involvement in alleged spying activities in Israel, according to state news agency Fars.

Speaking in a weekly press briefing, Afkham said the Iranian government rejected the reports.

On Sunday, Israel’s Shin Bet security agency revealed that a Belgian citizen of Iranian descent had been arrested at Ben-Gurion International Airport on suspicion that he had served as an intelligence agent for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The Shin Bet said the suspect, Ali Mansouri, was allegedly recruited by the Guards Corps’s special ops unit, a body responsible for multiple terror attacks against Israeli targets around the world, Israel Hayom reported.

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