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Iran: Detained CIA Spies Have Confessed


Iranian Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi announced that the confessions given by recently detained “spies” will soon be broadcast by the ministry.


“A report on the activities of the CIA-linked spies has already been aired on TV,” Moslehi said. “Part of their confessions will also be aired soon in order to clarify their situation.”


Moslehi added: “According to the announcement issued by the intelligence ministry, 30 members of this network operating in the country have been arrested, and 42 U.S. intelligence officers have also been identified in various countries, and five people who tried to recruit internal elements abroad have also been identified.”

According to the intelligence minister, the network was mainly active in gathering information about Iran’s nuclear and oil and gas industries and the ministry of energy, as well as computer software used by Iranian government organizations.

He said the spy ring was also involved in sabotage, adding: “Since they did not succeed through the Green Sedition, they were trying to achieve their objectives through sabotage.”

The Iranian establishment refers to the protests that followed the 2009 presidential elections as “sedition.”


On Saturday, Iran’s intelligence ministry announced that it had arrested 30 people on charges of espionage, thereby dismantling a spy network linked to the CIA.

The network drew people in by offering them visas, residency, employment and education abroad, then used them to gather information, they said. The ministry also maintains that the network was run by some of the top CIA operatives in several countries. They also named U.S. embassies in the UAE, Turkey and Malaysia as bases of operation.

On Sunday, Fars news agency cited a knowledgeable source in reporting that a number of senior government administrators are among those recently detained.

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One thought on “Iran: Detained CIA Spies Have Confessed

  • May 27, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Right. There are so many claims of Iran’s own people that are supposed to be “spies” you can hardly believe Iran anymore. Everyone who is a threat in Iran, politically or otherwise is called a “spy”. I highly doubt that they have all that information either. To Iran, anyone who disagrees could be a spy. It is their favorite “news story” and their favorite way to get attention. Oh, and let us not forget that anytime they want to accuse someone of being a spy it is CIA or Zionist. Kind of get old hearing about all those who are “spies”. Not really credible anymore, and they do because in the ME they dislike the US and Israel so much that they know they can gain attention from it. It is very old. but, while they call someone a spy, it could just as easily be someone’s neighbor who said something against the Iran leadership. Right.


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