Israel Claims to Have Arrested Iranian Spy

Belgian businessman of Iranian descent


Israeli security officials said Sunday they have arrested a Belgian businessman of Iranian descent for spying on Israel and gathering intelligence on possible terror targets.

Israel's Shin Bet domestic intelligence service released photographs it said were taken from the suspect's camera that included exterior shots of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.

The alleged spy was detained on Sept. 11 as he was attempting to leave Israel through Ben Gurion International Airport. The announcement of the arrest comes just two days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak at the United Nations General Assembly, where he is expected to argue that the Iranians cannot be trusted and that stiff economic sanctions should remain in place until Iran agrees to curtail its nuclear program.