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Iran has identified and arrested 17 spies of the Central intelligence Agency (CIA). This was announced on Monday, July 22, Fars news Agency.
According to him, working on the territory of the country of the agents found by the Iranian Ministry of information and national security. It is noted that “the sentences against spies made and some are executed as traitors.”
Television channel Press TV reports that the arrests were made during the last year. In result of intelligence network was destroyed.
In June the Secretary of the Supreme national security Council of Iran Ali Shamkhani said that intelligence uncovered “extensive us cyberspying network”. Then he noted that this has led to the detention and punishment of the CIA in different countries.
Relations between the US and Iran escalated a year ago. In early may of 2018 trump announced the unilateral withdrawal of Washington from a nuclear deal in 2015 and the renewal of the sanctions against Tehran. New package of restrictive measures, the United States entered into force in November.
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