February 12, 2012
Is there a Mossad base near Iran? The London Times published Sunday an interview with a man claiming to be an Azerbaijan-based agent of Israeli intelligence agency, who confirmed the existence of such a base.
The man, identified in the article as “Shimon,” told the paper that there were dozens of Israeli Mossad agents working out of the base.
“This is ground zero for intelligence work,” he said. “Our presence here is quiet, but substantial. We have increased our presence in the past year, and it gets us very close to Iran. This is a wonderfully porous country.”
The meeting between the agent and the London Times’ reporter took place in Baku, near the Israeli Embassy, the report said.
The Israeli mission to Baku has come under threat recently, when it became the apparent target of a terror attack, meant to avenge the assassination of terrorist mastermind Imad Mugniyah, four years ago.