|TEHRAN, Jan. 31, 2011 – Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi has announced that a number of people who had connections with a Zionist foundation named 'The Born to Freedom Foundation' have been identified and arrested.|
'The Born to Freedom Foundation' through Arad website offers $10 million to anyone who hands it information about the whereabouts of Ron Arad, missing since 1986, or any other missing Israeli soldier.
"Fortunately, almost all people who have made contact with this website… have been identified,” Moslehi told reporters on Sunday.
A number of these people have been arrested and used for infiltration into Israel’s spy agency Mossad, Mehrnews quoted him as saying.
He also promised that deceived people, who are not yet arrested, will receive less severe punishment if they themselves come forward and inform the Intelligence Ministry about their activities.
"People who have been deceived by the Zionist spying website will certainly receive commutation if they turn themselves in before Bahman 22 (February 11) and cooperate with the Intelligence Ministry,” he said.
On the real purpose of the activities of the Zionist foundation, the intelligence minister said under the cover of humanitarian activities they are trying to attract and enlist people from different countries so that they can carry out their intelligence operations in the Islamic countries.
Moslehi again assured that the Intelligence Ministry, through its operations and actions, is safeguarding the national interests and preventing people from being deceived by the Zionist regime’s intelligence services.
On January 11, the Intelligence Ministry announced that it had uncovered several Israeli spy networks including the one which was behind the assassination of nuclear scientist Massoud Ali Mohammadi in Tehran last year.
At that time Moslehi said, "The Islamic Republic of Iran’s intelligence service has managed to penetrate deep into the Mossad’s spy networks by using domestically developed technologies and through carrying out sophisticated intelligence operations.” He also added further details on the achievement would be released soon.
Professor Ali-Mohammadi, who taught at Tehran University, was killed by a remote-control bomb attached to a motorbike. The bomb was detonated near the professor’s home in the Qeytariyeh neighborhood of northern Tehran.