Iran on Sunday arrested 10 agents who were working for Israel and had direct communication with Mossad – national intelligence agency of Israel – officers, from West Azerbaijan province.
According to the Fars news agency the detained “were in direct video communication” with officers of the Mossad intelligence agency.
“They set fire to cars and homes of people affiliated with the security apparatus and received cash for taking photos which they sent to Mossad agents,” Fars reported.
The names of arrested agents have not been revealed yet by Iran police.
However, Israel neither has confirmed nor denied the allegations.
Earlier in October, Iranian journalist Niloofar Hamedi was arrested on the grounds of “spying for the Zionist regime” amid nationwide protests over the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody.
Hamedi was the first to break the story of the 22-year-old woman, who was arrested by Iran’s morality police allegedly for breaching the country’s strict dress code.
Iran has repeatedly accused Israel of gunning down its military officials. However, the number of people arrested in Iran on suspicion of having ties to Israel has recently increased.
On the other hand, Israel accuses Iran of backing militant attacks against it.