CIA catches Iranian trying to buy arms ‘for war against U.S.’

Haaretz:  An Iranian businessman was caught on tape by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency attempting to purchase weapons and military systems during a clandestine deal in Georgia.

Amir Hussein Aldabili was allegedly sent by the Iranian government to entice arms dealers to sell him sensitive parts for fighter jets and missile systems. What Aldabili did not know is that these supposed arms dealers were CIA agents, who arrested him during the sting operation. He was later tried in the U.S. and sentenced to five years in prison.

Aldabili told the agents during the transaction that Iran believes a war is coming. “If the US comes to war we should have? defenses [ready],” he told them.

Tehran has denied connection to Aldabili.