Ex-minister said to claim Iran contacts were to help Israel

Former minister Gonen Segev admitted to investigators was in contact with Iranian officials, but claims he did so in order to help Israel, according to Hebrew media reports.

Channel 10 quotes Segev as saying he had no ideological or financial motive in reaching out to Iranian officials and that he did not hand over any classified information.

The reports say Segev was held in solitary confinement for nine days after he was brought to Israel and was not allowed contact with his lawyers.

The Shin Bet and Israel Police announced earlier today that Segev was indicted for spying for Iran.

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