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Faculty in the News: CSUSB professor interviewed about Israel’s spy agency admitting to operating in Iran

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CSUSB professor interviewed about Israel’s spy agency admitting to spying in Iran
Press TV
Jan. 10, 2018

The director of Israel’s Mossad spy agency has acknowledged that the regime is spying on the Islamic Republic, once again voicing Tel Aviv’s support for violence in Iran, the Iranian news network reported. “We have eyes and ears and more, even in Iran,” Yossi Cohen told an Israeli Finance Ministry conference in Jerusalem al-Quds, The Times of Israel reported on Jan. 9. 

David Yaghoubian, a professor of history at California State University, San Bernardino, said Cohen’s remarks could suggest the use of “agent provocateurs” in Iran.

“In the context of Iran, this would be a classic color revolution tactic to bring about violence that would necessitate a government response that would then lead to calls for a humanitarian intervention, aka an attack or war against … the country,” Yaghoubian, told Press TV in an interview on Wednesday, Jan. 10.

“So I believe that the statements by Mr. Cohen, for whatever reason that he was forthcoming, can potentially allude to not only just spies on the ground in Iran, but also groupings of agent provocateurs who could subvert, derail, or change the trajectory of what could potentially be simply peaceful protests,” he said.

Press TV is a 24-hour English language news and documentary network affiliated with Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting.

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