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Iranian authorities have said that security agencies had arrested 17 suspects and sentenced some of them to death after dismantling a CIA spy ring in a case announced last month.

The agencies “successfully dismantled a spy network,” the head of counter-intelligence at the Iranian intelligence ministry, whose identity was not revealed.

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“Those who deliberately betrayed the country were handed to the judiciary… some were sentenced to death and some to long-term imprisonment.”

This announcement comes as Iran-US/UK relations continues to hamper.

-Noah Harte