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The Latest Iranian Defector.  
User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1144 times:

I am surprised this has gotten much press in the last few days.

"A top Iranian general is missing in Turkey and Iran is claiming he’s been abducted, while ABC News has reported he may have defected with his family and his knowledge of Iranian secrets."

"Iran said yesterday Ali Reza Asghari, a retired Revolutionary Guards general and a former deputy defense minister, disappeared while on a private trip to Turkey, and accused Western intelligence services of possibly kidnapping the official."

(He was not involved in the nuclear programs, but has other information)

http://news.bostonherald.com/interna...iddleEast/view.bg?articleid=186843

Interesting to see what news comes out of this defection.

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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

I think it's a bit misleading to label him as the "latest" Iranian defector. I don't think that ANY Iranian individual with that kind of knowledge has defected to the west since the revolution almost 30 years ago.


LY744.



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User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1084 times:

I didn't want to jump from joy at this news, but you are right.

Does this seem like something big to you?


User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1051 times:

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 2):
Does this seem like something big to you?

From what I'm getting from media reports, yes, yes it does. Iran presents a lot of challenges to the Western intelligence community, and this could very well be their greatest success yet. Assuming, of course, that the general really is in Western hands etc.


LY744.



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User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 997 times:

In my eyes one of the most precious "transfers" in the last years...
Media are not very hot on spy-stories these days,but Asghari has a ton of knowledge and his background as top-brass of the revolutuonary guards make him a man who knows a lot of secrets.
Some years ago another top-brass defected to the west-a nuclear scientist named Masud Naraghi,head of the then Iranian Nuclear progarm.
The USA did not pay much credit to his wisdom and neglected his importance.



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