An official with Iran’s Intelligence Ministry says an Israeli spy and a number of other spies tied to security services of different countries have been arrested in the northwestern Iranian province of East Azarbaijan.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, the director general of East Azarbaijan’s provincial intelligence department, said no member of any Takfiri terrorist group is present in the province.
The official, however, did not give any further information about the number of those arrested or their nationalities.
Back in August 2020, Iranian intelligence forces identified and arrested a number of spies linked to foreign espionage services.
The deputy head of the Intelligence Ministry’s counter-espionage department announced at the time that five teams of spies had been dismantled in the process, describing the arrests as the latest in a series of blows dealt to the global “hegemonic system.”