French researcher freed by Iran 'helped' DGSE, ex-agent says
Politico / Laura Rozen
17-May-2010 (5 comments)

A French researcher freed by Iran this past weekend after being detained for ten months provided information to France's intelligence service, a former DGSE assistant director tells French media.

But the evidence he cites, that Clotilde Reiss dropped by the French embassy upon her arrival in Iran, seems pretty thin, and unnamed intelligence sources tell the French media that the former officer seems to be using Reiss's high profile return to France this past weekend to promote his new memoir

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Good publicity for the book, indeed

by Rea on

And even if it was true, what sort of sensitive information could she have possibly provided to merit Evin and the rest ? Her observations on the iranian pronunciation of 'R' as in 'Republic' ?


He is not just an agent

by MeyBokhor_Manbarbesuzan on

He is a former deputy director. Besides, he can always be charged with defamation if he cannot prove his allegations. Let us see if anyone challenges him in a court of law.

Sargord Pirouz

Darius, surely you're aware

by Sargord Pirouz on

Darius, surely you're aware that intelligence (and military) officers retain contacts with their service. Retired officers are a source of information for the press, that's well known and established.

Don't be so quick to dismiss based on your own personal political grudges. Give this story some time, and see how it turns out. You may be surprised. In the US, many were surprised in the case of R. Saberi. 

Darius Kadivar

The Ex Agent Pierre Siramy is Trying to sell his Book ...

by Darius Kadivar on

And contradicts himself ... all the more that Agents are entitled to "droit de Reserve" ... He was retired and could not have access neither to the department he describes nor was working at the time to be able to vouch for his accusations against Reisse.  

25 ans dans les services secrets (Broché)

by Pierre Siramy

Sargord Pirouz

Wow. This may be even worse

by Sargord Pirouz on

Wow. This may be even worse than Saberi caught holding a top secret Iranian defense document.


Star believing, acopier.