Mossad, Italian intelligence collaborate to stop weapons reaching Iran — media

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AMMAN — Italian newspaper "Corriere della Sera" has disclosed a collaborative effort between the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad and the Italian intelligence service. اضافة اعلان

The objective of their joint operation was to impede the delivery of unconventional weapons to Iran, according to reports, Arab48, reported.

The Italian press report, published on Friday, highlighted the joint operation conducted by the Mossad and Italian intelligence. The operation targeted the proliferation of non-conventional weapons and their potential transfer to a “hostile Middle Eastern country”, referring specifically to Iran.

This recent operation follows a similar effort by the intelligence agencies of both nations a few years ago in Switzerland. The previous mission aimed to prevent an "enemy country" from acquiring pharmaceutical equipment.

Additionally, unnamed Iranian sources quoted by the Italian newspaper La Repubblica confirmed that the intelligence operation sought to obstruct the arrival of weapons of mass destruction to Iran.

Furthermore, the operation aimed to prevent the acquisition of "dual-use" items that could serve both civilian and military purposes.

In a separate report, the Corriere della Sera newspaper revealed that a meeting between Italian intelligence agents and the Mossad took place on a boat that capsized in Lake Maggiore, located in northern Italy, last Sunday.

The purpose of this meeting was to coordinate surveillance efforts regarding a Russian oligarch involved in the transfer of Iranian drones to Moscow.

The article also mentioned that the area where the boat accident occurred, resulting in the deaths of four individuals, including a former Mossad member, serves as a hub for Russian oligarch activity. The victims of the accident included two Italian intelligence agents and a Russian woman, who was the wife of the boat captain.

It is speculated that the intelligence agents may have utilized her services in their operation.

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