TEHRAN - A senior Iranian legislative official revealed on Wednesday that the US, Israeli and British spy agencies have set up a number of bases in the neighboring states of Iran to conduct espionage and sabotage operations against the Islamic Republic.
"Based on investigations, Mossad, CIA and MI6 spy agencies have set up spy bases on the borderlines of 12 neighboring countries (with Iran)," member of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Zohreh Elahian told FNA.
"The bases are tasked with directing terrorist groups and even conducting sabotage and espionage operations against the Islamic Republic and its citizens," she added.
Elahian named Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan as the five countries in which the US, Israeli and British spy agencies have established bases.
In December, an independent French weekly, Le Canard enchaine, revealed that the US, Israeli and British spy agencies have been directly involved in the recent terrorist attacks against Iranian scientists.
Mossad conducted the assassinations "with the help of the CIA and MI6," Le Canard enchaine said.
Intelligence sources told the influential French weekly that the assassinations were part of Israeli plots aimed at sabotaging Iran's nuclear program.
Iran announced in December that security forces have arrested a number of perpetrators of the recent terrorist attacks on the country's scientists and university professors.
Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said at the time that the confessions made by the arrested terrorists indicated Israel's direct role in the attacks.
"The world Zionism and their arrogant agents, like Mossad, CIA, CSIS, as well as ALL European countries are angry at Iran's progress, and they, thus, resort to terrorist measures against Iranian scientists," Najjar stated.
Two Iranian university professors Fereidoon Abbasi Davani and Majid Shahriari were assassinated in separate terrorist bomb attacks here in Tehran on November 29 with the latter killed immediately after the blast.
Another Iranian university professor and nuclear scientist, Massoud Ali Mohammadi, was also assassinated in a terrorist bomb attack in Tehran in January 2010.
Iranian officials took the Zionist regime of Israel and US hirelings inside Iran responsible for the terrorist operation.
Three days after the attack, Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi announced that his forces have arrested a number of perpetrators.
"With the arrest of these people, we have found new clues to arrest the other elements," Moslehi added.
"The three spy agencies of Mossad, CIA and MI6 have played a role in these attacks," he said.