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Spies trying to disrupt Iran's upcoming elections arrested: Moslehi

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 8, IRNA -- Intelligence Minister Hojjatoleslam Heydar Moslehi announced the arrest of several spies who, in line with the plots of the US government, wanted to disrupt the upcoming Ninth Majlis (Parliament) elections slated for March 2.

Hojjatoleslam Moslehi made the remarks among reporters at the end of a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Sunday.

'Our intelligence apparatus had complete information about the activities of the arrested spies,' he added.

The minister pointed out that the detained spies were trying to execute the plots of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) through social networks and cyberspace to disrupt the process of the upcoming Ninth Majlis (Parliament) elections.

'The detainees were in contact with abroad through cyberspace networks. We arrested them after we obtained full information about their espionage activities,' Hojjatoleslam Moslehi added.

The Ninth Majlis (Parliament) Elections will be held on March 2.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30755350

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