Iran arrests British-Iranian as suspected spy

Iran has arrested a British-Iranian on suspicion of links to the UK intelligence service, the Tehran prosecutor, Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, told Iranian media on Tuesday. The accused was “active in the field of the Iranian economy and linked to the British espionage service,” he said.

He did not disclose the name of gender of the detainee. Three other dual-nationals arrested over the past year – American, British and Canadian – are currently awaiting trial. 

Last week, UK PM Theresa May called Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to complain about the targeting of  British citizens in Iran and the denial of British consular access to arrested persons.

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