Iran arrests 12 people linked to overseas agents - state media

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Tuesday arrested 12 people accused of being linked to overseas agents and planning "subversive action", the elite force said in a statement, according to state media.

"The members of this network, under the guidance of anti-revolutionary agents living in Germany and the Netherlands, were intending to carry out subversive action by procuring war weapons and acting against national security," the Revolutionary Guards' statement read.

The statement did not specify the nationality of the individuals or give any other details.

Since the death of Iranian Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini on Sept. 16 in police custody, Iran has been gripped by nationwide protests that pose one of the biggest challenges to the Islamic Republic since its establishment in 1979.

Tehran has accused Western intelligence services of fomenting the protests and seeking to instigate civil war in Iran.

(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom; Editing by Nick Macfie)

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In World

Lebanon's top Christian cleric says judge probing port blast must be allowed to pursue truth
Liechtenstein votes resoundingly against banning casinos
Catholics from eastern Congo make cross-country journey to meet pope
Tearful mourners remember British volunteer killed in eastern Ukraine
Strikes will disrupt public transport in France on Tuesday, minister says
Environmentalists protest airport project near Albanian bird sanctuary
Government bears some blame for Grenfell fire, UK housing minister says
Bus crash in southern Pakistan kills at least 41
Kremlin: Putin open 'to contacts' with Germany's Scholz - RIA
Pope Francis to visit two fragile African nations: DR Congo and South Sudan

Others Also Read