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Iran says it has arrested "tens of spies" in state bodies - ISNA

by Reuters
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 19:53 GMT

LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Security forces in Iran have arrested tens of spies working in state bodies, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi was quoted as saying by the semi-official news agency ISNA on Tuesday.

Alavi did not say when the arrests took place or which countries the spies allegedly were working for, but indicated that many of the detainees were dual nationals.

"I have repeatedly asked people to inform us if they know any dual national. The intelligence ministry's anti-espionage unit has successfully identified and arrested tens of spies in different governmental bodies." (Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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