Iran issues rulings for US, S. Arabia’s spies

FNA – Iranian courts have issued rulings for two persons who spied for the US and Saudi Arabia in the country, Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Esmayeeli said on Tuesday.

“Rulings have been issued for two spies of the US and Saudi (intelligence) agencies,” Esmayeeli told reporters in a press conference in Tehran.

The spokesman declined to reveal any further details.

Iran occasionally identifies and arrests spies working for foreign intelligence agencies.

Esmayeeli had also said last Monday that a female Iranian national was sentenced to 10 years in prison for spying for Britain.

He told reporters in a press conference in Tehran that a female Iranian national who was in charge of the Iran desk at the British Council was sentenced to 10 years in prison after she made confessions.

The spokesman did not identify the person who was sentenced, but underlined that she was a female Iranian student who had been looking for earning residence and employment in Britain and was then hired by the British Council after a long process.

“She has later received the necessary trainings under the British security service, and after they trusted her, she was in charge of Iran desk at the British Council and organized different activities,” Esmayeeli said.

He added that the convict had frequent visits to Iran under an alias name and planned and managed different cultural projects in the country in line with London’s objectives.

“The person was under detention for over a year without a public announcement because the case was under probe and in the procedures for a court ruling,” Esmayeeli said, explaining that she has been charged with acting against Iran’s internal security.