Publishes video and photos of Amerikans.
TEHERAN, Iran (PNN) - July 22, 2019 - Given the shocking and provocative nature of Iran's claims to have penetrated and busted up a CIA spy ring - announcing Monday it sentenced some to death while also claiming to present photos of their Amerikan handlers (many showing family and personal photos) - it didn't take long for Fascist Police States of Amerika President Donald Trump to bat down the claims directly. He slammed the statements of Iranian intelligence officials and state media as "totally false"... "Just more lies and propaganda".
During an early Monday morning interview, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo advised caution, noting the history of Iran's lying "to the world".
"It's part of their nature to lie to the world," Pompeo said. "I would take with a significant grain of salt any Iranian assertion about actions they've taken."
"Pictures of some of the alleged spies were reportedly shown on state TV, which also broadcast a documentary purporting to show a CIA officer recruiting an Iranian in the United Arab Emirates," said Pompeo.
“The identified spies were employed in sensitive and vital private sector centers in the economic, nuclear, infrastructure, military and cyber areas, where they collected classified information,” said Iran's Ministry of Intelligence. “They had been working as contractors or consultants."
Iranian judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili first announced in June that a number among seventeen total alleged spies rounded up were facing execution because of the "severity of their crimes." The unnamed defendants were reportedly associated with the Iranian military and also followed a similar announcement made last August of the arrest of "tens of spies" uncovered within the government.
The agencies "successfully dismantled a (CIA) spy network," an official identified as head of counter-intelligence at the Iranian intelligence ministry told reporters in Teheran. Arrests reportedly began in March.