70 spies serving jail terms in Iran capital: Tehran prosecutor

January 4, 2017 3:00 pm

’s Prosecutor Abbas Ja’afari Dolatabadi

Tehran’s prosecutor as many as 70 convicts are serving time at the province’s prisons for compromising sensitive national intelligence.
“These people betrayed the country’s nuclear, military, political, social, and cultural intelligence to the enemies,” Abbas Ja’afari Dolatabadi was quoted as saying by ’s Mizan Online Agency on Tuesday.
He said the country’s security apparatuses were on watch for various security threats.
The judicial official further enumerated some of the threats facing the Islamic Republic, including attempts to create unrest and social discontent as well as plots to carry out bomb attacks and infiltrate into the pillars of the country’s establishment.
Iranian security forces have, over the past months, engaged in clashes with terror groups, foiling their terrorist plots on the frontier and within the country, arresting a number of them and confiscating large amounts of explosives and bomb-making materials. 
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