Iran has caught 17 individuals it cases was spies working for the CIA and some have been condemned to death, Iranian media has revealed.
State TV cited the Iranian knowledge service as saying it had separated a “CIA spying ring” and caught 17 suspects.
A service authority said a portion of those captured had been condemned to death, as indicated by the nation’s semi-official Fars news office.
A statement read on state television said: “The identified spies were employed insensitive and vital private sector centres in the economic, nuclear, infrastructural, military and cyber areas… where they collected classified information.”
The declaration comes in the midst of falling apart connections among Iran and western countries including the US and UK.
On Monday, Theresa May will seat a crisis security meeting to examine how to react to Iran’s seizure of a British-hailed tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.
The gathering will likewise talk about how to verify delivering in the delicate locale, which is viewed as an essential oil supply course.
US President Donald Trump hit out at Iran’s cases with respect to the supposed CIA ring on Monday, calling the reports “absolutely false.”