При Шахе. После революции Иран занимал крайнюю антиизраильскую позицию и подобные контакты были невозможны. Только называлась эта служба SAVAK, а после революции - SAVAMA:
SAVAMA is the successor to SAVAK, the Shah's secret police agency, and is primarily tasked with a counter-intelligence and internal security role. It is thought to have 5,000 official members and far more unofficial agents, probably exceeding 50,000 in number.
The ministry that oversees intelligence and internal security is the Ministry of Information, also sometimes referred to as the Ministry of Intelligence. The appointment of Ali Yunesi as Minister of Information in February 1999 was seen by many analysts as a victory for the traditionalist wing of the establishment. Yunesi, a career intelligence man, was seen as aligned to the traditionalist Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, rather than to the reform-minded President Khatami.
Yunesi succeeded the relatively liberal and pragmatic Qorban-Ali Dorri-Najafabadi as minister after the latter resigned. His resignation was sparked by allegations that rogue elements in the ministry were responsible for the murders of intellectuals and liberals in Tehran in late 1998.
Although lacking a formal title Yunesi had been a powerful figure in the ministry for a long period prior to his promotion. He had been heading a special committee set up to track down those agents in the ministry believed responsible for the murders.
Yunesi is a career intelligence officer, and thus differs from his predecessor, who came from a non-security background. Yunesi was born in Hamedan, and studied at an Islamic seminary in the holy city of Qom, becoming a cleric. He was jailed on a number of occasions under the shah's rule. As a young man in the 1970s he moved to Lebanon, where he received military training from the Palestinians and reportedly fought as a guerrilla in Beirut with Palestinian forces during the Lebanese civil war.
He became prominent in intelligence activities in the early days after the overthrow of the shah in Iran. Sources in Tehran said he played a major role in collecting and analysing the files of the shah's feared secret police SAVAK, and in setting up the Ministry of Information. For a time after the revolution he served as representative of the armed forces deputy commander-in-chief to military intelligence. He also held a number of positions in the judicial field. He is said to have remained very close to the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamanei.