Sunday, January 24, 2010

Former Canadian envoy to Iran was covert CIA agent .....So, What is New?

Press TV

"Canada's former ambassador to Tehran, Kenneth Taylor, actively spied for the Central Intelligence Agency and helped the US plan a military incursion into the country during the Islamic Revolution, according to new reports.

An arrangement was set up by then-US President Jimmy Carter and Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark, whereby Taylor would provide US intelligence with information from his position at the Canadian Embassy in Tehran, according to a report published in The Globe and Mail on Saturday.

The report added that details of Taylor's role are revealed in the book “Our Man in Tehran” by Trent University historian Robert Wright.

Taylor, who was the Canadian ambassador to Iran from 1977 to 1980, became “the de facto CIA station chief” in Tehran after Iranian students took control of the US embassy in Tehran on Nov. 4, 1979, and took 60 US citizens hostage......"

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