Iran Forms Spy Network In GCC States
ABU DHABI [MENL] -- Iran has established espionage networks in all six Gulf
An Iranian defector and former ambassador said Iran's Islamic
Revolutionary Guards Corps has formed sleeper and operational cells in Gulf
Cooperation Council states. The former ambassador, Adil Assadi, said some of
the cells, consisting of Iranian laborers and foreign Shi'ite nationals,
were formed soon after the Islamic revolution in Teheran in 1979.
"Iran has an undercover presence in the six GCC countries," Assadi, who
defected in 2001 and now lives in Sweden, said. "They used to send them
through a third country with a recommendation to the immigration authorities
not to stamp their passports on entering and leaving the country."