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Israeli Charged with Passing Defense Secrets to Iran

Police in Israel have charged an Iranian-born Israeli with passing defense information to Iran.

Media reports say the man is believed to have had contact with Iranian intelligence agents in Istanbul and given them the names of people serving in the Israeli security and intelligence services.

Police officials say the suspect was arrested earlier this month and formally charged in Tel Aviv Sunday. The suspect's identity has not been released.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.