Tehran Denies Allegations of Spying on German Army

Sunday, 20 January, 2019 - 13:45
Asharq Al-Awsat

Iran has dismissed allegations by German prosecutors that an army employee was spying for Tehran.

The semi-official ISNA news agency quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi as saying that "enemies" were aiming to "sour relations" between Iran and Europe, according to the Associated Press (AP).

Germany's federal prosecutor's office said last week that a 50-year-old German-Afghan dual citizen was detained in the western Rhineland region.

The German Defense Ministry confirmed the allegations but declined to give any further details.

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