Iran General NewsIran denies report 10 spies detained near Pakistan

Iran denies report 10 spies detained near Pakistan

-

ImageReuters: Iran denied Monday a report it had detained 10 spies who had entered the Islamic Republic illegally from neighboring Pakistan.

ImageTEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran denied Monday a report it had detained 10 spies who had entered the Islamic Republic illegally from neighboring Pakistan.

State television said Saturday the spies were seized in Iran's south-eastern Sistan-Baluchestan province bordering Pakistan. The report had said they were carrying $500,000 in cash, espionage cameras and maps of sensitive regions.

"We deny this report," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi told a news conference, without giving further details.

Sistan-Baluchestan is a volatile province known for frequent clashes between security forces and well-armed drug smugglers.

Iran has in the past accused the United States and Britain of trying to destabilize the country by supporting ethnic minority rebels operating in sensitive border areas.

The United States is leading efforts to isolate Iran over its nuclear program, which the West fears is a cover for a drive to build nuclear bombs. Tehran says it wants only to generate electricity.

(Reporting by Hossein Jaseb; Writing by Fredrik Dahl; Editing by Matthew Jones)

Latest news

Khamenei’s Disgraceful Campaign Against Piranshahr and Javanrud, Who Will Be the Loser?

On the 67th day of Iran’s revolution, the Iranian regime attempted to put a halt to the protests in...

Iran: Expensive Medicine, Cheap Human Life

A look at the equipment and weapons that the Iranian regime has been using against its people to suppress...

Who Is Abolqasem Salavati Iran Regime’s Killer Judge?

Last week, it was announced that the case of several people who were arrested during the Iranian People's uprising...

Iran Revolution Characteristics

More than two months have passed since the start of the latest round of protests in Iran against the...

Iran’s Regime Is Unable To Eradicate Protests

Totalitarian governments, whether be it a monarchy or a clerical regime, and their international supporters are pursuing the same...

Ten Percent of Iran’s Nation Is Ready To Sacrifice Itself for Freedom

According to estimates by the Iranian regime’s main opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), more than...

Must read

Iran’s dervishes on hunger strike inside, outside prison

Radio Free Europe: It started on March 1 when one...

Iraq’s Shi’ite bloc to vote on PM Jaafari

Reuters: Iraq's Shi'ite Alliance said on Thursday it would...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you