Iran state television has broadcast a video of a young man who the Tehran government says is a CIA spy.
A grab taken from a video aired by the official Iranian state TV on December 18, 2011 shows a young man alleged to be a captured CIA spy of Iranian origin confessing to a "mission" to infiltrate the intelligence ministry.
The broadcast Sunday identified him as Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, who was born in the western U.S. state of Arizona to Iranian parents.
It said Hekmati was specially trained and served at U.S. bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. The video shows him confessing to being sent to Iran on a mission to infiltrate the Iranian secret service.
There was no immediate comment from Washington.
Upon an order by the US President Barack Obama to Iran's desk at the US Central Intelligence Agency, that desk was commissioned to take part in a trilateral project in a fully clandestine manner with the Israel's Mossad and UK's MI6 against Iran.
The new mission of Iran's desk at CIA was in addition to CIA's other regular espionage activities and a separate budget was also allocated for it.
The trilateral project also pursued to carry on with finding a way for penetrating into Iran in addition to trying to assassinate Iranian scientists and conduct media war.
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had an urgency to successfully and urgently carry out the anti-Iran project. Hence, CIA commissions a special team to find a way for penetrating Iran's intelligence apparatus.
A CIA spy arrested by Iranian Intelligence Ministry has been born in Arizona of US and has a track record of ten years of training as a professional spy.
Amir Mirza Hekmati (the arrested spy) was employed by the US Army's intelligence section in August 2001.
"I was graduated from high school in 2001 and decided to enter the US Army. It was in August 2001that I wore the US Army uniform and underwent different military trainings of the army," Hekmati said while elaborating on his being attracted to the army.
The spy noted that after undergoing general and special military trainings, he was sent to a special university to learn Middle Eastern languages besides intelligence trainings.
"When they realized that I know a little Persian and a little Arabic, they told me we want to send you to a university to learn Arabic language," Hekmati added.
He pointed out that he then worked as intelligence analyst and entered Iraq in US Army uniform pursuing his main mission which was identifying people among Iraqi officials.
"I studied the opinion of Iraqi officials regarding the US and the presence of US military in Iraq. Our goal was to pinpoint those Iraqi officials who were inclined toward the US and do something that in case of outbreak of any incident, they support US military. After sending our reports to US Army's intelligence department, security and intelligence officials held secret meetings with Iraqi officials and tried to establish closer ties with those officials," Hekmati added.
He stipulated that the US wanted to pave the way for bankruptcy of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and do something to trade oil with dollar in order to help US become stronger vis-à-vis China and Russia.
"One of the reasons for presence of US military in Iraq was to be present in the Middle East and to penetrate among Muslims and make them deviate from the right path," Hekmati noted.
"One of other goals of the US was to control the Middle East region, including Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Bahrain, and even Tunisia in order to prevent Islamic Republic of Iran from becoming a model for those countries," he said.
The arrested spy further noted that right at the end of his several months of mission in Iraq, he was employed by some intelligence companies such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) affiliated to the US Department of Defense.
"I was recruited in DARPA from 2005-2007," he added.
The mission of DARPA is strengthening the US Department of Defense's Cyber Security capabilities.
"After DARPA, I was recruited by Kuma Games Company, a computer games company which received money from CIA to design and make special films and computer games to change the public opinion's mindset in the Middle East and distribute them among Middle East residents free of charge. The goal of Kuma Games was to convince the people of the world and Iraq that what the US does in Iraq and other countries is good and acceptable," Hekmati said.
"The head of Kuma called me and said I have received your resume from DARPA, and we have a program in which you can help us. It [Kuma] was also a cover for the CIA and only the chief of company knows that you're working with the agency," he added.
He noted that in July 2006, a woman contacted him and told that she was a government official.
"After her contact, I successfully passed the psychological and medical tests, as well as lie detection tests before the same CIA agent contacted me and told me that I had to wait for their call," Hekmati said.
He pointed out that then I was contacted by BAE Systems and I was informed that I had to return to Iraq as an intelligence analyst.
"I learnt how to use secret systems and methods for gathering information from different places and individuals. During this period, CIA was trying to find a suitable cover-up for my important mission," Hekmati added.
He further said that he was summoned to US and in Washington Hotel after one and half hours, a CIA agent informed him that he had to go to Iran for dealing with an intelligence project.
"The CIA agent by giving detailed information prepared me for my big mission, while assuring me that given the cover-up provided for me I would not face any problem in the way of conducting my mission," the arrested spy further added.
Noting that during the process of conducting the project, he practiced a lot to become fully competent about the scenario, Hekmati noted that he was told that after being dispatched to Iran, he will become a source for Islamic Republic of Iran's Intelligence Ministry and provide the ministry with coordinated information within three weeks while receiving some amount of money in return before returning to US.
"I was given access to the most secret data systems for gathering the required information before being sent to US Bagram Base in Afghanistan," he said.
The arrested spy went on to say that from US Bagram Base to Kabul was 45 minutes and he worked at a spy center in Bagram.
"I had a series of flights from Bagram, including a flight to Dubai where I stayed for two days and then I came to Tehran by plane afterwards." Hekmati added.
He pointed out that the CIA's plot was to provide Iran's Intelligence Ministry with a series of apparently important classified information and then see how successful they were before contacting me.
"However, Iranian officials found out the truth. They dismantled the CIA spy network in Iran by finding out about my mission," Hekmati concluded.
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