Saudi Arabia Sees Iranian Link to Espionage Cell

(Asharq Al-Awsat-UK) Badr Al-Qahtani and Huda Al-Saleh - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday officially declared a link between the defendants accused of operating in an espionage cell, which was revealed last week, and the Iranian intelligence apparatus. Maj.-Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, security spokesman for the Saudi interior ministry, said in a statement: "The preliminary investigations, the physical evidence that has been collected, and the statements made by the defendants in this case reveal direct links between the cell and the Iranian intelligence service." "These elements received financial sums, at regular intervals, in exchange for information and documents about important sites, as part of an espionage operation for the Iranian intelligence apparatus."

2013-03-28 00:00:00

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