Ambassador: Iran Confirms Belgian Arrested on Spy Charges

Published November 22nd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Iran's judiciary on Wednesday confirmed a Belgian national has been arrested on charges of espionage, the Belgian ambassador to Tehran, Guillaume Metten, told AFP. 

He said he had not been told the identity of the accused or of the evidence against the Belgian, adding that he was in contact with Iran's foreign ministry over the affair. 

The state IRNA news agency announced Tuesday that a Belgian national had been arrested Sunday by orders of a Tehran revolutionary court on charges of spying and gathering classified information – TEHRAN (AFP) 



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