Trump: Iran’s report about arresting American spies is a total lie
The Islamic Republic claimed on Monday that it has arrested 17 spies working for the CIA and has sentenced some of them to death. But President Trump calls them liars.
In a tweet, on Monday President Trump said that Iran’s claim is totally false. In addition, President Trump stated that the report is just “more lies and propaganda” coming from “a Religious Regime that is Badly Failing and has no idea what to do. Their Economy is dead and will get much worse. Iran is a total mess!”
The Islamic Republic Intelligence Ministry announced on Monday that “17 American spies” have been arrested for “spying on sensitive areas.”
Mike Pompeo, the foreign minister of the United States also dismissed the Islamic Republic’s claims as lies.
The head of Iranian counterespionage had announced in a press conference on Monday that his organization has identified and arrested “17 individuals trained by the U.S Central Intelligence Agency” in Iran. He also announced that several of these individuals have received death sentences for “spreading corruption on earth.” The Intelligence Ministry has released some photos and videos of the alleged spies.
According to this official, these individuals were operating in sensitive areas including economy, nuclear, military, and cyberspace.
In an interview with Fox News, Mike Pompeo said that “The Iranian regime has a long history of such lies.”
Iran has claimed that “the allies of the Islamic Republic” are helping it with identifying American spies.