Iran said to deny reports of spy arrests

It appears that Iranian news agencies are now denying earlier reports by Reuters that ten people of unknown nationality (but allegedly working for the British secret service) were arrested in Iran’s southeastern border while trying to enter the country illegally. Interestingly, the arrestees were reportedly found to be in possession of sophisticated cameras, maps of selected areas in Iran and around $500,000 in cash —the latter a clear sign of a covert infiltration operation. The Iranian denial of the Reuters report is in fact more interesting than the covert operation itself. Watch this space for more information on this developing story. [JF]

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