A CIA spy network uncovered in Iran.
Iranian authorities have caught at least 30 individuals accused of spying for the CIA. Such an incident has previously occured in Iran where the penalty for spying is death. This news comes amidst US President Barack Obama’s charges that Iran is sponsoring terrorism and intends to make nuclear weapons. Iran has denied both allegations as baseless. The spy ring discovered by Iran had ties to US embassies in UAE, Turkey and Malaysia.
“They engage in collection of information regarding Iran’s nuclear, aerospace defence and biotechnology fields,” spoke a ministry official. Working undercover as labor recruitment agencies, this circle of spies solicited elite, educated and gullible people into obtaining visas and jobs abroad. Iran has some leverage with this trump card in its hands. Ever since the 1979 revolution which toppled the American-backed Shah’s autocracy in favor of Imam Khomeini’s Islamic revival, relations with the US have varied from sarcastically cold to outright hostile.