Iran has arrested an opposition figure who had been “directed by France’s intelligence service” and he is now in custody in the Islamic republic, the Revolutionary Guards said on Monday.
Ruhollah Zam has been detained in a sophisticated and professional operation by the IRGC’s intelligence organization, the Guards said in a statement.
Zam reportedly lived in exile in Paris, but the Guards’ statement did not specify when or where he was arrested.
The Guards said he was trapped by its intelligence organization.
It said this was despite the fact he had been “directed by France’s intelligence service and supported by intelligence services of America and the Zionist regime.”
The Guards said they managed to “deceive” foreign services and arrest him by “using modern intelligence methods and innovative tactics”.
It said the operation showed Iran’s enemies were “lagging behind” its own intelligence services.