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Mossad pulled agent out of Iran, MI6 smuggled him to UK in dinghy: report

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Published: 12 February 2019

Last updated: 4 March 2024

The Sunday Express in England says nuclear scientist with knowledge of program in wake of 2015 deal was eventually transferred to US

MOSSAD PULLED A NUCLEAR SCIENTIST out of Iran and helped get him to Britain in a joint operation with the UK’s MI6 and the American CIA, the British Sunday Express reported.

The technician was a long-time Israeli agent who was said to have played a part in the 2012 assassination of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, an Iranian nuclear scientist and director of Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment facility, who was blown up by a bomb attached to his car in Tehran, sources told the newspaper.

In October, the technician, 47, began worrying he was going to be found out, so a plan was put together to extract him from Iran, the report said. British and US agents were reportedly keen to speak with the technician to find out everything he knows about what Iran has been up to since signing a 2015 nuclear agreement to limit its nuclear development program.

After the Mossad successfully extracted the technician in December, and he was debriefed in Israel, he began a 3,000-kilometre journey across Europe to reach the UK, the report said.

FULL STORY Mossad pulled its agent out of Iran, MI6 smuggled him to UK on dinghy – report (Times of Israel)

Photo: Screen capture from video of a rubber dinghy used by Iranian migrants to cross the English Channel from France, December 31, 2018 (YouTube)

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