The leading French newspaper Le Figaro reported on Wednesday that Israeli Mossad agents are recruiting and training Iranian dissidents from Iraq’s Kurdish region to work against the regime in Tehran.
Quoting a security source in Baghdad, Le Figaro reported that members of the Israeli intelligence agency are actively operating in Kurdistan and recruiting Iranian exiles in the region.
Foreign media has reported in the past that Israel's Mossad has been recruiting Iranians in opposition to the Ayatollah regime in Tehran and uses them to carry out bombings.
On Wednesday, Iranian media reported that a nuclear scientist who was supervising a department at Natanz uranium enrichment facility was killed by a car bomb in Tehran.
Fars cited witnesses as saying a motorcyclist stuck a magnetic bomb on the side of the car which then exploded, killing one and wounding two people inside.
Deputy Governor Safarali Baratloo blamed Israel for the bombing, saying it was similar to ones targeting nuclear scientists a year ago.
"The bomb was a magnetic one and the same as the ones previously used for the assassination of the scientists, and is the work of the Zionists [Israelis]" Fars quoted Baratloo as saying.
The attack coincided with the second anniversary of a explosion that killed senior Iranian nuclear scientist Majid Shahriari.
Several Iranian nuclear scientists have been assassinated in recent years. Tehran has blamed the killings on Israel and the U.S. Both countries deny the accusations.
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