Kuwait, Saudi Arabia confirm arrests of suspected Iranian agents
Saudi and Kuwaiti officials confirmed an Iranian espionage cell has been dismantled in Kuwait. According to the AP, Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdullaziz said Kuwait managed to "break down" a cell acting on behalf of Iran's Revolutionary Guard.
On his part, Kuwait's Sheikh Jaber Al-Sabah conveyed the suspects are now being investigated by his country's judiciary. Al-Sabah called on his Gulf counterparts to review their security cooperation in the light of the case. "The security agreement is in urgent need of amendment in order to cope with the emerging events," Sheikh Jaber said.
These comments came late Wednesday following a gathering of Gulf Arab security chiefs to discuss the Kuwait operation.
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