UK Involved in Espionage against Iran

A01802262.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Britain has been involved in espionage operation against Iran and has provided the US with the intelligence.

The Guardian reported the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) intercepted Iranian communications on which the US National Intelligence Estimate on Iran’s nuclear program was eventually based.

The US U-turn on Iran was partly based on GCHQ information, a source in Washington speaking on condition of anonymity was quoted by the paper as saying.

The Guardian added that while the 16 US intelligence agencies, which compiled the NIE report, must be independent of the White House, contrary to public belief, the US president retains control over whether and when an estimate is published.

The GCHQ is an intelligence and security organization which reports to the British Foreign Secretary and works closely with other intelligence agencies in the UK (commonly known as MI5 and MI6).

Iran has repeatedly said Britain is involved in espionage and acts of sabotage against the country.

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