Report: Israeli Intel Posed As CIA According to a report in Foreign Policy, agents with Israelâ€™s Mossad spy agency posed as CIA operatives as they tried to recruit members of the Pakistan-based Sunni terrorist network Jundallah to launch attacks against Iran. The alleged revelations come at the tail end of a week where an apparent covert war against Iranâ€™s nuclear program made headlines when a bombing in Tehran killed an Iranian nuclear scientist, the fourth such assassination in two years. The latest report surfaced through a U.S. intelligence memo on Mossadâ€™s work to recruit members of the militant group. Foreign Policy learned of the memo, which was prepared at the end of the Bush administrationâ€™s tenure, and launched an 18 month investigation. In what was known as a â€œfalse flagâ€ operation â€” posing as another countryâ€™s operatives â€” the Mossad agents sought to build contacts with Jundallah, which is now designated by the U.S. as a terror organization. Human rights groups have long documented repression of Iranâ€™s Balochi minority, both on the basis of sectarianism (Shia constitute the majority of iran) and ethnicity. Still, the designation of Jundallah, which commits atrocities such as bombings of Shia mosques, bars U.S. contacts. When President George W. Bush was briefed on the memo about Mossadâ€™s activities, he â€œwent absolutely ballistic,â€ according to Foreign Policy reporter Mark Perryâ€™s sources. Other current and former intelligence sources corroborated Perryâ€™s report. Itâ€™s not clear whether or not Israelâ€™s relationship with Jundallah persists, and Perry does not disclose Mossadâ€™s involvement in any particular Jundallah attack inside Iran. In 2008, before Jundallahâ€™s 2010 terror designation, Seymour Hersh reported in the New Yorker that the U.S. also had ties to the group: â€œAccording to [former CIA agent Robert] Baer and to press reports, the Jundallah is among the groups in Iran that are benefitting from U.S. support.â€ The U.S. has consistently denied any ties, and Perry cites an incident where a Jundallah leader was shipped by Pakistan to Iran without objection by the U.S. The latest assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist comes as Iran and Western countries, through contacts via Turkey, are on the verge of restarting long-stalled talks on Iranâ€™s nuclear program, which Iran says is for peaceful purposes but the West contends, with some supporting evidence, is aimed at weapons production.