(TEHRAN) JUST IN: On Tuesday night, a number of semi-official and official Iranian media sources shared a report claiming that an intelligence and special operations center in northern Iraq allegedly belonging to the Mossad was attacked by an “unidentified group.” #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.22: And the Iranians were quick to announce that they had launched an attack on what they describe as a Mossad intelligence center in Kurdish Iraq, and caused many casualties among its “Israeli forces.” It was an attempt to persuade both its own people, and the rest of the world, that Iran was able to strike back at once and inflict significant damage on Israel.

Iran, Humiliated By Natanz, Claims It Hit ‘Mossad’ Site In Iraq: The Iranians are smarting from the latest Mossad attack, which destroyed much of its new centrifuge plant, built 50 meters underground, at Natanz. There have been dire threats from Iran about taking its revenge on Israel. The report on the supposed attack is here: “Iranian media spreads report of attack on alleged Mossad center in Iraq,” by Tzvi Joffre, Jerusalem Post, April 14, 2021:

On Tuesday night, a number of semi-official and official Iranian media sources shared a report claiming that an intelligence and special operations center in northern Iraq allegedly belonging to the Mossad was attacked by an “unidentified group.”

The Iranian reports claimed that “Israeli forces” were injured or killed in the alleged attack and promised to release more details and footage “soon.” As of Wednesday [April 14] morning, no further details nor footage has been released.

A report on the alleged incident shared by the semi-official Iranian Fars News Agency claimed that “Iraqi media and sources have repeatedly warned about the activities of Zionist elements” in the Iraqi Kurdistan area.

The report was not confirmed by any official sources, but has been published by the semi-official Fars News Agency, Al-Alam News, which is owned by Iran’s state media corporation, and Press TV, an English-language news network run by the Iranian government.

The Iranian reports gave no details, only reporting that an attack on “an intelligence and special operations center” belonging to Mossad had taken place. According to Iraqi Kurdish sources, such baseless claims about the existence of a “Mossad center” in Iraqi Kurdistan have been made before. In Iran’s brief report, nothing was revealed about the attackers, described only as an “unidentified group.” Nothing was said about where the attack took place beyond “northern Iraq.” Nothing further has been said to support the claim that there have been casualties among “Israeli forces,” even though the Iranian government promised to release “more details and footage.” There has been no release of any footage – not of the building that was supposedly Iran’s target, and not of the killed and wounded Israelis. There was no mention of how the attack took place – was it a bombing, drones, cyberwarfare, Iranian agents on the ground? It was, of course, a fantasy produced by the Iranians to save face, to let their own people and the world know that they had dealt a heavy blow to the Jewish state as retaliation for its attack on the underground facility at Natanz.

It took less than a day for the Iraqi Kurds to deny the story. Just a day after the Iranian Fars news agency had reported on that attack on a “Mossad center” in northern Iraq, the Iraqi Kurds announced that there had been no such attack. A spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government denied reports of an alleged attack on a Mossad center in northern Iraq as “completely false” on Wednesday morning, stating that this isn’t the first time claims have been made that an Israeli intelligence center is located in Kurdistan, according to Iraqi media.

“The purpose of publishing such reports is clearly a conspiracy against the region and its political process,” added the spokesman.

That unambiguous denial of any such Iranian attack on a “Mossad center” by the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq apparently convinced the Iranians to drop their claim – it was being received with too much skepticism in the region, and outright denial in Iraqi Kurdistan, making Iran look ridiculous.

President Rouhani took a different tack. He said at a televised cabinet meeting that the answer to Israel’s Natanz attack would not take the form of violent retaliation; Iran had another, better way to strike back: “Of course, the security and intelligence officials must give the final reports, but apparently it is the crime of the Zionists, and if the Zionists act against our nation, we will answer it. Our response to their malice is replacing the damaged centrifuges with more advanced ones and ramping up the enrichment to 60% at the Natanz facility.”

Such an “answer,” in the form of uranium enriched to a level of 60%, relieves Iran of the need to strike back violently against the Jewish state, which would only prompt Israel to respond with a far more devastating blow, to which the Iranians would not dare to respond. Enriching uranium to that higher level of purity is a move that will satisfy the Iranian public that “something is being done to answer the Zionists” and yet should not trigger a violent response from Israel. And another calculation by Iran might be this: the Biden Administration, already so disposed to appeasing the Islamic Republic, will want to reward Iran for its “restraint” in its non-violent answer to Israel’s latest devastating blow at Natanz. What better way to reward Iran for holding back than to accede to its demand that some U.S. sanctions be removed before Iran re-commits to any part of the 2015 nuclear deal?

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Apr.22: 2021:

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(ISRAEL) RT Underground Report: Criticism of the killing of a senior Iranian military researcher voiced by the ex-head of the CIA seems misplaced considering that his chief Barack Obama ordered targeted assassinations himself, a former Mossad head believes #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.08: Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was gunned down in December 2020 what many, including top Iranian officials, believe to be a clandestine Israeli operation:

‘RT’s Going Underground spoke to Efraim Halevy, the former head of Israeli secret service Mossad, to discuss the high-profile assassination, criticism of the move coming from some senior intelligence figures in the US, and what possible goals may have been behind it. John Brennan, the head of the CIA under Barack Obama, reacted to the killing with remarkably harsh words calling it a “criminal act,”“highly reckless” and possibly an “act of state-sponsored terrorism” that would be “a flagrant violation of international law.”

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‘Criminal act’: Ex-CIA chief urges Iran to wait on ‘return of responsible US leaders’ before reacting to nuclear scientist killing https://ift.tt/3orTuBE

The characterization does not seem genuine coming from Brennan, Halevy said, considering that “American organizations and agencies in the past have carried out similar acts when they believed that an individual was endangering the national security of their country.”

I think that name-calling is not a very good idea in this kind of activity.

Brennan was the one official in the Obama administration to formally acknowledge for the first time that the CIA was running the highly controversial program of targeted drone assassinations. He insists that killing “terrorist leaders & operatives” is fundamentally different to what happened to Fakhrizadeh. Halevy pointed out that Fakhrizadeh was not merely a scientist but also a high-ranking officer in the IRGC, Iran’s powerful military wing. He refused to assess whether targeting him was legitimate or not, saying such judgements don’t belong to retired officials. He also noted that as a political tool such killings were very limited. “Targeted assassinations have the value of the moment and they are important as such,” he said. “But if you are looking for a strategic change as a result of such an operation you will not find it.” RT also spoke about the situation with Sam Medhi Torabi, director of the Risalat Strategic Studies Institute in Iran, who said if Israel expected Iran to lash out after Fakhrizadeh’s murder and subject itself to retaliation, people in charge there don’t really know Iran. The assassination “is not going to take Iran away from its strategic goal,” he said. “Iran’s strategic goal is to drive out, expel the Americans from West Asia. It’s going to happen, the only issue is how it is going to happen,” he assured. Watch the episode to learn more.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Apr.08: 2021:

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TEHRAN: Iranian Intelligence Minster Warns CIA, MOSSAD AND MI6 AGAINST SPYING on Defence Programs ‘

#AceNewsServices – IRAN (Tehran) – October 15 – Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyed Mahmoud Alawi warned that foreign spy agencies, including the CIA, Mossad and MI6, are seeking to target and carry out sabotage operations against Iran’s nuclear and defence programs, yet he stressed that his forces know how to fool the foreign spies.

Intelligence Minister: CIA, Mossad, MI6 Seeking to Target, Sabotage Iran's N., Defense Programs

Intelligence Minister: CIA, Mossad, MI6 Seeking to Target, Sabotage Iran’s N., Defense Programs

“Some (spying) services like Mossad, the MI6 and the CIA and the countries which are enemies of Iran are naturally in pursuit of negative objectives in the Islamic Republic or sometimes they act directly and leave negative effects in political, economic and social fields,” Alawi said in a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday afternoon.

“And sometimes they make use of other spying services for proxy jobs or use people’s internet pages,” he added.

“Our nuclear, defense and missile industries and advanced technologies are the arenas in which they seek to gain intelligence and carry out sabotage operations,” Alawi said.

He, meantime, stressed that the Iranian intelligence forces have kept vigilant, identified the hostile spy agencies’ weak and strong points and adopted the necessary actions to manage these spy agencies.

Senior Iranian officials have always reiterated Iran’s intelligence supremacy over the enemies’ moves and espionage operations in the region, saying that the Iranian intelligence forces’ successful operations against CIA and Mossad operatives in recent years prove the superiority of the Iranian side.

In June 2013, a senior Iranian legislator lauded the intelligence ministry for its vigilance and power in foiling enemies’ plots against Iran, and said the ministry has thwarted several Israeli and US plots across the country.

“Numerous events (plotted by the enemies) have happened in the country in the past few years which have been defused due to the desirable performance of the intelligence ministry and other Iranian intelligence and security bodies,” Chairman of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi told FNA.

“The intelligence ministry enjoys a very desirable dominance and control over intelligence issues both in and outside Iran,” he added.

Boroujerdi said that the Iranian intelligence bodies today are to confront Mossad, the CIA and their regional collaborators “and we have succeeded in defusing the operations of the US and Israeli intelligence bodies and showing the intelligence might and power of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the whole world”.

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#Egypt: "Prosecutor Charges 2 Israeli Agents and 2 Egyptians with Spying"

#AceWorldNews says that Egypt’s public prosecutor on Tuesday charged two men it said were Israeli intelligence agents, Reuters reported.

Two Egyptians were also charged with conspiring in Israel’s interests, according to the prosecutor’s office. Ramzy Mohamed, Sahar Ibrahim, Samuel Ben Zeev and David Wisemen – two officers in the Israeli Mossad – were to be sent to a Cairo criminal court for spying for the interests of the state of Israel, it said.

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