Aquí podemos ver la información sobre el espionaje iraní en la página de ASR:
E información aportada por el profesor Ramiro Anzit Guerrero:
http://www.mercuriodelasalud.com.ar/adj ... 0IRANI.pdf
Vezarat-e Ettela'at va Amniat-e Keshvar VEVAK
Como organización de inteligencia que es, mantiene agentes y encubiertos y formas de introducirlos (tapaderas) de varias formas: oposición iraní, estudiantes, comerciantes, líneas aéreas iraníes, trabajadores de Embajadas y Consulados, ramificaciones de bancos por todo el mundo
Power struggle over Ministry of Intelligence
- Khamenei tries to secure control over Ministry of Intelligence (VEVAK) by transforming it into an Intelligence Organization
According to reports from within the Khomeini regime, Khamenei and his faction in the Majlis are planning to submit a bill with two-starred priority to the parliament, soon. According to the bill, the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (VEVAK) will be changed to the Organization for Intelligence and Security, under the direct supervision of the Vali-e Faqih, i.e. Ali Khamenei.
Appointing the Minister of Intelligence has been one of the main subjects of dispute between Khamenei and Khatami. Khamenei insists on appointing one of his own confidants to head the ministry. If he does not succeed in doing so, Khamenei's faction will submit the bill to the Majlis and wrest the control of the ministry from Khatami by changing it into an organization.
Other factions in the Majlis are reported to be vehemently opposed to this decision. The action shows that feuding within the regime has taken on unprecedented dimensions particularly after Khatami's election and the regime's new triumvirate leadership.
With an astronomical budget and a vast organization, the Ministry of Intelligence is the most powerful ministry in the regime and the most important instrument of repression and enforcement of the mullahs' rule. This ministry has traditionally received its orders from Khamenei and reported directly to him. Khamenei has used this organ to crack down on his opponents among the clerics and spy against cabinet ministers and other officials of the regime.
The submission of this bill to the Majlis will be an unprecedented measure to formalize unrestricted and unconditional freedom of action for the regime's intelligence apparatus to suppress the public and export terrorism.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
August 11, 1997
Editaré el Post con más información, pero lo abro con una buena información:
Missing Iranian spy chief 'defected to West'
A former Iranian spy chief was suspected last night of defecting to the West, raising the prospect of a timely intelligence bonanza amid tensions with Teheran.
While the speculation was impossible to verify, it is hard to imagine a more tantalising prospect for Western intelligence agencies than the defection of General Ali Reza Azkari, who is known to have served in Lebanon in the 1990s liaising with Hizbollah.
Skilful debriefing could shed important light on Iranian arms smuggling to the Shia militia, although he would also be pressed for secrets of Iran's nuclear programme.
After days of gossip in Middle Eastern internet chat-rooms about the whereabouts of Gen Azkari, who also once served as Iran's deputy defence minister, Teheran was forced to officially confirm his disappearance.
Gen Esmaeil Ahmadi Moghaddam, the chief of Iranian police, told the state news agency that Gen Azkari, 63, had gone missing last month during an official visit to Turkey.
He tried to put the most positive spin on the development by suggesting that Gen Azkari had been kidnapped by foreign agents.
He said that Iran had officially requested Turkey's help in tracking him.
But there was growing speculation that Gen Azkari had requested asylum in the West, most likely America.
Citing "informed sources", the London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq al-Awsat said Gen Azkari had defected to the United States.
Menashe Amir, an Israeli analyst of Iranian affairs, claimed to have information that the Azkari family had left Iran "on holiday" shortly before the general's disappearance - adding weight to the defection theory.
"According to part of the information, his wife and children managed to leave Iran before his disappearance," Mr Amir told Israel's Army Radio, without elaborating on his sources.
Gen Azkari flew to Istanbul from Damascus, the Syrian capital, and checked into a hotel. But after leaving his possessions in the room he never returned.
While it remains possible he was kidnapped by Western agencies, the defection theory appeared to be the most plausible.
He could provide key information about Iran's role in supporting the Shia militias in Iraq.
Washington has grown increasingly angry at Teheran's willingness to supply weapons and know-how to insurgents.
The stand-off over Iran's nuclear programme is underscored by a fundamental lack of good intelligence on exactly what technology Iran possesses and when it might be able to construct a nuclear weapon.
Any intelligence that would help Israel or the West to fill in those important blanks would have direct bearing on whether an armed strike were launched against Iran.
America has said that "all options remain on the table" as regards to stopping Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, which is diplomatic code for a military threat.
As would be expected for any senior spy, little is known about Gen Azkari's career. He served as deputy defence minister under the defence minister Gen Ali Samahani.
Es decir, el jefe del espionaje iraní ha desertado, y parece que voluntariamente, con su familia, aprovechando un encuentro en Damasco y luego otro en Estambul, y que su familia previamente había salido de viaje. Hay otra opción que es un posible secuestro por agencias occidentales (mucho más complicado, aunque algo han tenido que ver, porque la seguridad del VIP tenía que haberse percatado del tema).
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