Yossi Cohen is claiming that several Arab nations surrounding Israel are lying about their COVID-19 cases and fatality numbers; He believes the numbers are far higher than what’s being reported.

Israel’s Mossad director, Yossi Cohen, has released a statement revealing his belief that several Arab nations surrounding the Jewish State are concealing the authentic case and fatality numbers as a result of COVID-19. Among the nations he listed are Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon.

Cohen expounded on his intelligence-based claim stating, “There has been widespread infection and they are lying about it. The numbers the Iranians are reporting about are not true. The numbers of infected and dead I know about are much higher.”

The Mossad has played a significant role in the COVID-19 pandemic not only in intelligence gathering but also in the importing of resources such as medical supplies and test kits from various countries. At least one source has stated that the Mossad is exchanging intelligence training for resources in some instances.