WANA (AUG 31) – In a significant development, Iran’s Ministry of Defence has successfully thwarted an operation orchestrated by Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency. 


The operation aimed at sabotaging Iran’s missile industry by introducing defective and compromised components into the production of advanced missiles.


Iran’s missile capabilities have long been a focal point for global security concerns, mainly due to their potential as a deterrent against perceived threats. 


 This has led to the infiltration of espionage services seeking to disrupt Iran’s missile program.


The Mossad, known for its expertise in intelligence operations, attempted to exploit this vulnerability by establishing a sophisticated network aimed at introducing faulty components into the missile production process.


A new hypersonic ballistic missile called “Fattah” with a range of 1400 km, unveiled by Iran, is seen in Tehran, Iran, June 6, 2023. IRGC/WANA (West Asia News Agency)

Over the past few months, the Mossad-operated network diligently worked to infiltrate the Ministry of Defence’s missile industry.


The objective was to provide the missile production process with compromised components that would later lead to the malfunction of the advanced missiles. 


By selling these tampered components as integral parts of the missiles, the network aimed to compromise the operational integrity of the missiles produced by the Ministry of Defence.


The Information Intelligence Department of the Defense Ministry, One of Iran’s intelligence agencies, intercepted and discovered the covert network’s activities. Through meticulous intelligence gathering and operational vigilance, the Iranian authorities were able to uncover the plot before it could reach its intended conclusion.


The network’s links to the Mossad, including its direct guidance and involvement, were identified, providing a clear understanding of the adversary’s motives and intentions.

“Defence Ministry Information Protection has been able to discover and observe them(the defective pieces)before their arrival to the missile industry and allow the Zionist intelligence service to continue its work (deceive the discovery of threads) and enter these parts to the missile industry so that they can hurt them later(neutralizing their mission). Shadlu, the Defense field specialist, said to Iranian national TV.


By neutralizing the network and arresting its operatives, Iran’s Ministry of Defence protected its missile industry and sent a message that such acts of industrial espionage and sabotage would be met with robust countermeasures. 


The successful prevention of Mossad’s plan underscores the effectiveness of Iran’s intelligence apparatus and its ability to address threats proactively.



This incident will likely prompt increased vigilance within Iran’s defense industry and intelligence agencies to prevent future sabotage.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi visit ballistic missiles during the joining ceremony of ballistic missiles to the Armed Forces, in Tehran, Iran, August 22, 2023. Iran's Presidency/WANA (West Asia News Agency)

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi visited ballistic missiles during the joining ceremony of ballistic missiles to the Armed Forces, in Tehran, Iran, August 22, 2023. Iran’s Presidency/WANA (West Asia News Agency)