2021-October-16 16:14
Politics
2021-October-13  13:23

Iran Arrests 10 Spies in Southern Province

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Intelligence Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that its forces have arrested ten individuals who were linked to foreign intelligence services.

"The intelligence forces have arrested 10 people who were linked to foreign intelligence services in the Southern part of the country," the Intelligence Ministry said in a statement today.

It pointed out tha the arrested spies were working for the intelligence services of some regional countries that are allied to the global arrogant powers.

The statement said that they were identified and arrested in the Southern province of Bushehr. 

 In a relevant development in mid-September, Iranian security forces identified and disbanded a terrorist cell affiliated to the foreign spy agencies.

The security and intelligence forces dismantled the terrorist team in an operation while it was attempting to carry out acts of sabotage and terrorist attacks against Iran’s vital and sensitive centers, the intelligence ministry announced in a statement.

It added that more information about the terrorist team will be provided to people in the near future.

In a relevant development in July, the Iranian security forces had also dismantled a terrorist group affiliated to the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, and captured its members.

“A network of agents of the Zionist regime (Mossad) has been dismantled and captured along with a large shipment of weapons and ammunition after arriving at the western border posts of the country,” the director-general of the Intelligence Ministry for Counter-Espionage Operation said.

Mossad operatives intended to use the equipment during riots in cities and towns and for assassination operations, he said, adding that during the presidential elections, the Zionist regime had also intended to carry out acts of sabotage in different parts of the country on several occasions, but it failed and the “terrorist Mossad” was given a heavy blow in the region.

“The seized weapons include pistols, grenades, Winchester shotguns, Kalashnikov assault rifles and bullets, some of which, like shotguns and grenades, are used to turn the protests into riots,” the official said.