Saturday, May 16, 2009

Egypt Arrests Iranian Intelligence Cell On Its Soil in 2008

Via MEMRI Blog -

The Lebanese daily Al-Mustaqbal reports that in December 2008, Egyptian authorities arrested four Iranian nationals belonging to the Al-Qods Brigades of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) who had established an Iranian intelligence network in Egypt.

According to the report, the four said that Al-Qods commander Qassem Suleimani had ordered them to spread Shi'ism in Egypt, to form relationships with tribes in the Sinai, and to wage a pro-Iran propaganda campaign.

In response to a grave warning sent by Egypt against more such incidents, Iran acknowledged that the four belong to Iranian intelligence, and demanded their release in exchange for the release of six Egyptian nationals arrested by Iranian militias in Iraq.

Source: Al-Mustaqbal, Lebanon, May 15, 2009

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