Feb 11, 2018 18:12 UTC
  • Iran makes new arrests in spying case: Prosecutor

Tehran's prosecutor says Iranian security forces have identified and arrested several people in connection with a spying case.

“These people were gathering classified information on strategic fields under the coverage of scientific and environmental projects,” Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi told reporters on Saturday.

Separately on Sunday, Hossein Taeb, the head of the intelligence unit of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), warned that the enemy is sponsoring new groups to spark insecurity in the region.

The Islamic Republic's "dominance over Daesh and other regional and extra-regional terrorist groups has led the enemy to consider creating new outfits to cause insecurity," he said on the sidelines of the nationwide rally to mark the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Taeb also noted that in recent riots in some Iranian cities, "notorious groups led by the Iranian nation's main enemies took advantage of people's rightful economic demands and tried to manipulate them through creating insecurity."

"Of course, their measures will not go unanswered and they will be slapped in the face at the right time," he told Tasnim news agency.