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Iran says detains a dual national linked to British intelligence

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Iranian regime said on Tuesday it had arrested a dual national last week in Tehran which it accuses of having links to “Britains intelligence service
Iranian regime said on Tuesday it had arrested a dual national last week in Tehran which it accuses of having links to “Britains intelligence service

Iranian regime said on Tuesday it had arrested a dual national last week in Tehran which it accuses of having links to “Britain's intelligence service”. This is the latest in a string of arrests of dual nationals over the past year.
"The accused was working in an economic sector related to Iran," Tehran prosecutor general, Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA.
Dolatabadi did not identify the accused person nor the second nationality.
The prosecutor said the arrest was part of a crackdown against what officials have portrayed as "Western infiltration".

 

 

 

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have arrested at least six other dual-nationality citizens, or expatriates, upon their return to visit Iran in the last year, the highest number of Iranians with dual-nationality detained in recent years to have been acknowledged.
Iranian regime has confirmed most of the detentions, without giving details of any charges.

 

Source: Extracted from a Reuters report, Aug. 16, 2016