Tehran: Iran`s Intelligence Ministry said
on Saturday that its agents have arrested a person of Iranian origin
on suspicion of spying for the United States.
The ministry said in a statement broadcast on state TV
that Iran`s secret services identified the suspect at Bagram
Air Field in Afghanistan.
Bagram is the main base for American and other
international forces outside Kabul.
"The individual was put under the watch of Iran`s
intelligence and was being pursued after crossing into our
country and arrested simultaneously as he began his espionage
mission," the statement said.
It said the suspect, which it didn`t identify by name,
sought to infiltrate into Iran`s secret services and funnel
false information to deceive Iranian intelligence.
The report alleged the attempted infiltration was part of
a complicated intelligence battle the US has launched against
The ministry claimed the suspect has already served in
the US Army`s intelligence units and spent time at US military
bases in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The statement said the suspected agent sought to
infiltrate Iran`s secret services and funnel false information
to deceive Iranian intelligence.
Iran periodically announces the capture or execution of
alleged US or Israeli spies, and often no further information