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Report: Mossad is using Azerbaijan to spy on Iran


The Israeli spy agency Mossad has been capitalizing on the porous border between Azerbaijan and Iran as a means of executing its spy operations in Iran. Reports of the mistreatment of the large Azeri population in Iran, the fact that many Azeris consider northern Iran to really be Southern Azerbaijan and growing Iran-Armenia relations – Armenia and Azerbaijan have their own territorial disputes – has allowed the secular Shi’ite Azeri government to remain pro-Western in spite of rising Islamism in the region. Israel’s public presence in Azerbaijan is giving a basis for heightened Iranian animosity towards Azerbaijan as seen in a foiled attack on Jewish Azeri’s which was to be executed by an Iranian this year.

Al-Arabiya, Saudi Arabia

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