Iran tries 2 people charged with spying for Israel

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Posted: Sep 13, 2011 2:11 AM
Iran tries 2 people charged with spying for Israel

Iran says it has tried two suspects on charges of spying for Israel.

Tehran chief prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi told state radio Tuesday that the two were accused of filming sensitive military sites, traveling to places that are off-limits to the public and receiving money from Israel.

Dowlatabadi says the two were detained in 2009. The trial began Saturday.

He says they confessed to the charges, but he provided no other details and did not identify the suspects. A second session in the case will be held later.

Iran occasionally announces the detention of people accused of working for foreign intelligence services, especially those of Israel and the United States. Iran considers Israel to be its archenemy.