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To: DoctorZIn
Islamic Republic of Iran Operates 18 Spy Centers in Iraq

April 08, 2004
Middle East Newsline
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Iranian intelligence has been operating at least 18 covert centers in Iraq as well as targeting Shi'ites deemed as aligned with the United States in a nearly $1 billion effort to prevent the spread of democracy in that Arab country.

A former Iranian official in Teheran's intelligence community publicly disclosed the first details on Iran's intelligence presence in Iraq. The defector said Iran has bolstered its intelligence presence throughout Iraq where Teheran has sought to exacerbate ethnic tensions and encourage a nationwide revolt against the United States.

The centers have been located in Baghdad, Basra, Karbala, Najaf, Nasseriya and Suleimaniya, the Iranian defector said. The centers, operating under the cover of charities, have also been used to recruit Iraqis to spy for Iran.

The defector, identified as Haj Saidi and who fled Iran in late 2003, told the London-based daily A-Sharq Al Awsat on April 3 that Iran has sent hundreds of intelligence agents into Iraq over the last 18 months. Many of them came under the guise of Iranian pilgrims and Iraqi refugees. He said more than 300 Iranian agents -- benefiting from about 2,700 safe houses in 14 cities -- were operating in Iraq.

http://www.iranvajahan.net/cgi-bin/news.pl?l=en&y=2004&m=04&d=03&a=3

http://www.menewsline.com/stories/2004/april/04_09_2.html
29 posted on 04/08/2004 12:29:31 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Islamic Republic of Iran Operates 18 Spy Centers in Iraq

April 08, 2004
Middle East Newsline
MENL

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1113530/posts?page=29#29
30 posted on 04/08/2004 12:30:13 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn
They'd better DO Something about this....Soon......
35 posted on 04/08/2004 3:54:48 PM PDT by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ( President Bush 3-20-04))
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