Spy network linked to Iran intelligence agency

The 18-member network of spies, arrested by Saudi security agents on Sunday, have been linked with the Iranian intelligence agency, said Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, spokesman of the Interior Ministry.
He said the suspected spies including 16 Saudis, an Iranian and a Lebanese are still under investigation. “We have found these individuals monitoring vital military, economic and civilian installations,” he added.
A number of citizens, meanwhile, denounced the espionage work by citizens and said the suspected spies are cheaters of the nation and religion. They commended Saudi security agencies for arresting the criminals.
“Saudi Arabia has been targeted by many because they are envious of its wealth, its services to the two holy mosques and its implementation of Shariah,” said Anwar Eshqi, head of the Middle East Center for Strategic and Legal Studies.
He urged Saudi nationals to cooperate with security agencies to uncover such bad elements.
The men were arrested in Makkah, Madinah, Riyadh and Eastern Province after police received information about their espionage activities.
According to a report carried by Asharq Al-Awsat..

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