Aftershocks of US classified documents reveal how tails and agents sold Iraq to Iran
An unprecedented secret Iranian documents published in the New York Times revealed the imposition of Tehran's hegemony on Baghdad
and the New York Times, in cooperation with the US Intercept, began publishing documents that were in the archives of secret Iranian intelligence cables, where the two news organizations unveiled them simultaneously.
The leaked documents confirmed that Iran moved quickly, in 2011, to recruit people working in the intelligence services to join them.
One of the undated cables said Tehran had tried to recruit a US State Department official, but it was not clear if its efforts were successful then.
According to the documents, Iranian figures met with the US official and offered him money, gold coins and other gifts.
Although the State Department official was not named in the telegram, he was described as someone who would be able to provide "intelligence insights into the US government's plans in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] whether they are dealing with ISIS or any other covert operations."
In November 2014, an Iraqi CIA agent turned to work for Tehran; he was nicknamed Donnie Brasco, but the Iranian official was called him (source 134992), according to the same documents.
According to the New York Times, the man told the Iranians everything he knew about US intelligence in Iraq, from the CIA safe house sites, to the names of the hotels where the clients were being trained, and finally the details of weapons and training and the names of other Iraqis. They work spies for Washington. "
The Iraqi agent admitted to his Iranian recruits that he worked for the CIA for 18 months, specifically from 2008, as part of a program aimed at al-Qaeda, and that he received good money for his work ($ 3,000 per month), in addition to a one-time reward of $ 20,000 Dollars and a car.
The man swore that his days of work ended for the Americans, and agreed to write a full report to the Iranians, including everything he learned during his time working for the CIA.
He also pledged to the Iranians to provide all the documents and videos he has had since the beginning of his training by the Americans, according to an Iranian intelligence report in 2014.
Iraqi officials said Iranian spies are everywhere in the south of the country, explaining that the area has long been a beehive spy .
The documents published in the "New York Times" and "Intercept" that the end of 2014 in Karbala, an Iraqi intelligence officer met with an Iranian intelligence official in order to spy for Tehran, and tell them everything he knows about US activities in Iraq.
The Iraqi official told the Iranians that "Iran is his second country and loves it," according to one of the cables. During one of the meetings that lasted more than three hours, the agent expressed his dedication to his work and admiration for Iranian films.
According to one document, an Iraqi agent carried a message from his boss in Baghdad, Maj. Gen. Hatem al-Maksousi, commander of military intelligence at the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, saying: "Tell them that we are at their service, whatever you need at your fingertips, we are Shiites and we have a common enemy."
"All the intelligence of the Iraqi army - I consider it to be yours," al-Maksousi said, telling the Iranian officer about covert targeting programs provided by the United States to the Iraqis.
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The archives of Iran's secret intelligence cables also contain expense reports from intelligence ministry officers in Iraq, including a report totaling 87.5 euros spent on gifts for a Kurdish commander.
An Iranian intelligence cable shows that Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi, who worked closely in exile with Iran under Saddam Hussein, had a "special relationship with Tehran" when he was Iraq's oil minister in 2014.
The leaked cables give an extraordinary look inside the system of the Iranian secret; where detailing the extent to which fell [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] under Iranian influence since the US invasion in 2003, which is about [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to the entrance of the Iranian influence.
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