12/20/2011

Senior Lawmaker: US Intelligence Awe Shattered by Arresting CIA Spy in Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent Iranian legislator praised the country's security forces for arresting a US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent who was tasked with infiltrating the Iranian intelligence apparatus, and said Washington's intelligence awe was shattered by this success.

"The Islamic Republic's intelligence dominance in controlling and guiding the US spy drone and arresting the CIA spy has impaired the US intelligence hegemony seriously," Rapporteur of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazzem Jalali told FNA on Tuesday.

"The world public opinion has now understood the US lack of intelligence and security dominance after the collapse of the US political hegemony in the past," he added.

Jalali said that the US is now resorting to the hues and cries and untrue media stories to cover its failures in the political and security fields.

Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced on Saturday that it has arrested an agent of the CIA in Iran immediately after he started his spying activities inside the country.

The arrested spy has been born in Arizona of US and has a track record of ten years of training as a professional spy. Amir Mirza Hekmati was employed by the US Army's intelligence section in August 2001.

In his confession that was broadcasted by Iranian TV on Sunday night, Hekmati explained his secret mission in Iran.