Ex-Israeli regime's min. charged with spying for Iran

TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) – A former Israeli regime's energy minister has been charged with passing information to Iran and engaging in acts of espionage against Tel Aviv.

Ex-minister of energy and infrastructure Gonen Segev has been charged with espionage and aiding the enemy in wartime, Russian RT reported on Monday.

Segev allegedly passed sensitive information to Iran, RT report added.

Segev who previously served time for drug-smuggling, was arrested in Equatorial Guinea and extradited to Israel in May. The regime’s Shin Bet security service claimed  in statement on Monday that the former cabinet member had been cooperating with Iranian intelligence officials since 2012, after establishing contact with them at Iran’s embassy in Nigeria.

The 62-year-old allegedly remained an active agent at the time of his arrest and previously 'visited Iran twice,' Shin Bet said. The ex-minister also held meetings with Iranians in hotels and safe houses around the globe and had received a special device to pass on encrypted messages, RT quoted Israeli intelligence agency Shin Bet as saying.

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