(Persia Digest) – Iran’s Minister of Intelligence, Mahmoud Alavi, pointed to enemies trying to infiltrate in the country to engage spies, saying: “The Ministry's intelligence unit is one of the strongest departments of the Ministry and the world, so that we even had a spy in our enemy’s cabinet.”

Persia Digest reports that Alavi’s words may have pertained to the former Israeli Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy & Water Resources (1995-1996), Gonen Segev, who was accused of spying for Iran a few months ago.

The former Israeli Minister was arrested at the Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv in May and has been in the custody of the Israel Security Agency better known by the acronym Shabak or the Shin Bet ever since. Israeli officials released the news of Gonen Segev’s arrest on 18 June 2018.


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Segev confessed to spying for Iran in prison, but announced that he was trying to mislead Iran to help Israel and return to a hero’s welcome.

Gonen Segev was appointed as Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy & Water Resources by Yitzhak Rabin in 1995.

Israel’s Security Agency claim that he made contact with various Iranian intelligence links in different countries and transferred information about the security of Israeli websites and energy resources to them.

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