Report: Mossad agents using Azerbaijan as spy hub for Iran

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 12, 2012 13:58

Azerbaijan, a small Eurasian country which shares a border with Iran, is teeming with Mossad agents working to collect intelligence on the happenings within the Islamic Republic, The Times Of London reported Sunday, citing testimony from an anonymous agent active in the country referred to only as "Shimon."

“This is ground zero for intelligence work," Shimon told The Times. "Our presence here is quiet, but substantial. We have increased our presence in the past year, and it gets us very close to Iran. This is a wonderfully porous country.”

According to Shimon, the border with Iran, just hours south of Azerbaijan's capital of Baku is prime territory to gather intelligence about Tehran's activities. "There is a great deal of information there from people who regularly and freely travel across the borders. It is unregulated — almost. Except for the Iranians who are watching us watch them,” he said.

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