Envoy: Iran's Documents Prove Israeli Spies Running Activity in Azerbaijan
News number: 8101300459 15:18 | 2012-04-21
TEHRAN (FNA - FARS news agency)- Iran possesses corroborative evidence and
documents substantiating its claims about the activity of Israeli spies and
terrorists in Azerbaijan, Tehran's Ambassador to Baku Mohammad Baqer Bahrami
Speaking to Azeri daily Yeni Musavat, Bahrami underlined the terrorist
nature of the Zionist regime of Israel, and stated, "The Quds occupying
regime is a cancerous tumor. It is a reality that the regime disturbs
security wherever it goes since its nature is intermingled with terrorism
He said assassination of Iran's nuclear scientists testifies Tehran's claims
about the activity and operations of Israeli spies in Azerbaijan Republic.
"I assure you that there are documents to substantiate this claim," the
envoy said, and reiterated, "High-ranking Iranian officials, especially
ministers, would never make such utterances without evidence and documents."
Bahrami declined to reveal any further detail about the case, and said the
issue should be pursued through proper and relevant channels.
Azerbaijan recently sheltered several Mossad agents who had escaped from
Iran after assassinating an Iranian nuclear scientist.
Iranian officials had earlier warned Azerbaijan not to shelter the Zionist
regime's terrorist agents, cautioning that the mission of these spies is
carrying out acts of sabotage and espionage against Iran.
But after the Baku government ignored Iran's serious requests in this
regard, the Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Azeri Ambassador to Tehran
Javanshir Akhundov to protest at Baku for sheltering several Mossad-trained
terrorists who had assassinated Iranian scientists.
In January and in the fifth attack of its kind in two years, a magnetic bomb
was attached to the car of 32-year-old Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan in the capital,
Tehran. His driver was also killed in the terrorist attack.
The blast took place on the second anniversary of the martyrdom of Iranian
university professor and nuclear scientist, Massoud Ali Mohammadi, who was
also assassinated in a terrorist bomb attack in Tehran in January 2010.
The assassination method used in the January bombing was similar to the 2010
terrorist bomb attacks against the then university professor, Fereidoun
Abbassi Davani - who is now the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization -
and his colleague Majid Shahriari. While Abbasi Davani survived the attack,
Shahriari was martyred.
Another Iranian scientist, Dariush Rezaeinejad, was also assassinated
through the same method on 23 July 2011.
Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi underscored that the US,
Israeli and British spy agencies were involved in the terrorist attacks
against the Iranian scientists.
The London Times reported in February that Israel is using Azerbaijan, a
small Eurasian country which shares a border with Iran, as a base to spy on
the Tehran government.
The newspaper cited the testimony of an anonymous Mossad agent referred to
only as Shimon.
"This is ground zero for intelligence work," Shimon told the Times. "Our
presence here is quiet, but substantial. We have increased our presence in
the past year, and it gets us very close to Iran. This (Azerbaijan) is a
wonderfully porous country."
According to Shimon the Azerbaijan-Iran border, just a few hours south of
the capital Baku, is prime territory for the Israeli intelligence service to
gather information on Tehran's activities.
"There is a great deal of information there from people who regularly and
freely travel across the borders. It is unregulated - almost," said Shimon.
Azerbaijan is a major energy producer and exports oil to Israel and imports
weapons and military hardware in return from Israel.