VEVAK

AcronymDefinition
VEVAKVezarat-e Ettela'at va Amniat-e Keshvar (Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security)
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Once in Iran, the visiting Israeli identified by the Iranian agents as a potential recruit is put through a lengthy series of interviews with VEVAK agents.
Once an Israeli tourist has been successfully recruited, the VEVAK agents may request seemingly innocuous tasks of them upon their return home.
He may have executed many top-ranking SAVAK officers, but he soon took back their deputies to build the VeVAK (or Ministry of Information and Security), a new intelligence service different only in name.
Sure, he purged IRGC veterans from his cabinet, but he replaced them not with liberals but with VeVAK veterans.
Many of these activities are conducted with Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and National Security, which is also known as Vezarat-e Ettela'at va Amniyat-e Keshvar (VEVAK).