Iran has reportedly arrested 17 citizens it alleges are working with the CIA, and said it is sentencing some of them to death.
Iran says that it discovered and broke up the CIA spying ring, arresting all the suspects that were involved during the 2019 Iranian calendar year, which ended in March.
“Defendants serving their sentences in prison mentioning tempting promises of CIA officers including emigration to USA, a proper job in America, and money,” reads a document from Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence obtained by CNN.
The news comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the United States after stricter sanctions from the U.S. took effect on Tehran in May.
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