x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Espionage suspects face trial in Iran

Group of suspected Israeli spies goes on trial in Iran.

TEHRAN // A group of suspected Israeli spies has gone on trial in Iran’s southeast, according to a report by the semiofficial Mehr news agency yesterday.

Judge Dadkhoda Salari was quoted as saying the group was led by three people who hired some 60 others to conspire against Iran’s ruling Islamic government. He said they acted against Iran’s security, collected information and transferred it outside the country and assisted anti-religious establishments in Israel.

Many of those charged confessed during interrogation, according to the report. Iran periodically announces the arrest of suspects charged with espionage or attempts to sabotage its nuclear facilities.

* Associated Press