Iranian security forces have arrested several spies in the Southern province of Bushehr, Intelligence Minister Seyyed Mahmoud Alawi announced on October 21.
Alawi Who was addressing a number of local officials in Bushehr City said that thanks to the vigilance of the Intelligence Ministry officers who monitor the moves of the foreign intelligence services, some agents who were gathering intelligence data for the foreigners in Bushehr province were identified, arrested and sent to concerned judiciary offices.
The minister further reminded the decisive role of the Bushehr province for the country, and stressed, ‘This province as the economic, industrial, military, trade and nuclear hub of the country has a special position at the national level.’
Late in August, the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) announced that it had shot down an Israeli drone near the highly sensitive nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz in Central Iran.
The IRGC Public Relations Department said in the statement that the Israeli drone was a radar-evading, stealth type and downed while trying to spy on Iran’s Natanz nuclear enrichment plant.
The IRGC also pointed out in its statement that the Israeli hostile aircraft had been targeted by a surface-to-air missile.
The IRGC then warned that it ‘reserves the right of response and retaliation for itself’.
In August, Director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi said not only the Western, but also some developing states have been trying to sabotage Iran’s nuclear installations through selling malfunctioning parts to the country.
‘Unfortunately, different European and Western countries and famous world industries with special positions (in this industry) have collaborated with the Zionist regime and US efforts to sabotage Iran’s nuclear industry, and if one day we reveal the names of these industries and companies to the world, all people will understand the importance of this issue,’ Salehi told reporters at the time.