’Iran spy cells operate in Gulf states’

A spy network Kuwait busted for allegedly working for Iran`s Revolutionary Guards is operating in other Gulf Arab states, a hardline Islamist lawmaker said today.

Last Updated: May 04, 2010, 22:18 PM IST

Kuwait City: A spy network Kuwait busted for
allegedly working for Iran`s Revolutionary Guards is operating
in other Gulf Arab states, a hardline Islamist lawmaker said
today.

"Investigations have indicated that the network is active
and present in most other Gulf states," MP Mohammad Hayef told
reporters outside the parliament.

"High-level (security) meetings are taking place between
Gulf Arab states to follow up on the latest developments of
the spy cell. Gulf states must take a united decisive position
toward Iran," Hayef said.

The lawmaker, who did not elaborate on the source of the
information, called on Gulf states to review their relations
with Iran to force it to halt such practices.

Hayef urged the Kuwaiti government to reveal the identity
of the spy cell members and those backing it inside and
outside Kuwait. He also reiterated calls for Kuwait to expel
the Iranian ambassador.

Hayef, who is from the ultra-conservative Salafi sect of
Islam, is well known for his anti-Iranian stance.

A government spokesman said on Monday that Kuwaiti
security agencies have been questioning a number of suspects
in connection with the spy cell.

PTI