DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran captured 17 spies doing work for the U.S. Central Intelligence Company (CIA) and some have been sentenced to demise, Iranian media claimed on Monday.
Iranian state television printed visuals it stated confirmed the CIA officers who had been in touch with the suspected spies.
There was no speedy comment on the Iranian allegations by the CIA or U.S. officers.
Iran announced in June that it seasoned broken up an alleged CIA spy ring but it was unclear no matter whether Monday’s announcement was joined to the identical situation.
The announcement will come appropriate just after 3 months of spiraling confrontation regarding Iran and the West that commenced when new tighter U.S. sanctions took impact in May possibly perhaps.
Really final seven days Iran captured a British tanker appropriate just after Britain’s Royal Marines seized an Iranian tanker on July four.
In a assertion review on issue television, the Ministry of Intelligence outlined 17 spies have been arrested all through the Iranian calendar 12 months that completed in March 2019.
“The identified spies were being utilized in delicate and vital non-public sector centers in the economic, nuclear, infrastructure, military services and cyber locations… in which they gathered categorised details,” go as a result of the ministry assertion.
In a person report, the semi-formal Fars information organization quoted a Ministry of Intelligence formal as indicating some of individuals individuals arrested seasoned been sentenced to demise.
An Iranian television documentary aired on Monday purported to existing a CIA officer recruiting an Iranian man or woman in the United Arab Emirates.
“Because there are so numerous intelligence officers in Dubai. It is incredibly harmful… Iranian intelligence,” a female was demonstrated telling an Iranian in the documentary about alleged CIA spying in Iran which was broadcast on level out tv.
The female spoke Persian with an accent which appeared to be American.