Five arrested in Iran for spying for `enemies`

Tehran`s chief prosecutor says authorities have arrested five people on suspicion of spying for the country`s "enemies.

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010, 18:18 PM IST

Tehran: Tehran`s chief prosecutor says
authorities have arrested five people on suspicion of spying
for the country`s "enemies", a common reference in Iran for
the United States and Israel.

Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi says the suspects had passed on
information to the enemies, including data about Iran`s space
programme, economy and defence.

The prosecutor, whose comments were carried today by the
state IRNA news agency, didn`t identify those arrested.

Dowlatabadi accused the US of seeking to gather
information on "all fields" in Iran through espionage.

However, he didn`t link the arrests to Iran`s
controversial nuclear programme nor to the recent arrest of
several people described by Iran`s intelligence officials as
"nuclear spies".

PTI