November 25th, 2011
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CIA spies arrested in Iran


Tehran: Iran arrested 12 people who they believe are working as undercover agents for the CIA. Iranian official said the spies had been gathering intelligence from Iran’s security and military units as well as its highly sensitive nuclear programme. This development will further raise tensions in its already strained relationship with the US. The network had been uncovered by an operation involving the Iranian ministry of intelligence.

“The main mission of this act of espionage was related to Iran’s progress in the fields of nuclear technology and also military and security activities,” said Parviz Sorouri, a member of the parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy, in quotes carried by Iran. “The US and Zionist regime’s espionage apparatuses were trying to damage Iran both from inside and outside with a heavy blow, using regional intelligence services,” he said. “Fortunately, with swift reaction by the Iranian intelligence department, the actions failed to bear fruit.”


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