Iran arrests nuclear negotiator suspected of spying


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Iran has arrested a member of the negotiating team that reached a landmark nuclear deal with world powers on suspicion of spying, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday.

The suspect was released on bail after a few days in jail but is still under investigation, Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said at a weekly news conference, calling the unidentified individual a “spy who had infiltrated the nuclear team,” state media reported.

The deal that President Hassan Rouhani struck last year has given Iran relief from most international sanctions in return for curbing its nuclear program, but it is opposed by hardliners who see it as a capitulation to the United States.

Ejei was responding to a question about an Iranian lawmaker’s assertion last week that a member of the negotiation team who had dual nationality had been arrested on espionage charges.

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Well, that probably would be a good way to sneak a spy into the country, too bad we will never find out though, no spy would reveal who they are working for, nor would the country who sent them, admit they were theirs.


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During the Cold War, we let Russia steal a lot of secrets … and it turned out that those secrets were rigged to backfire.

And they DID [backfire].

[Sorry about that.]


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