Spain Arrests Three Suspected of Spying for Iran

Interior Ministry says suspects allegedly infiltrated local NGO and gathered information on Iranian dissidents seeking asylum.

Send in e-mailSend in e-mail

The Interior Ministry says Spanish police have arrested three men on suspicion of spying on Iranian dissidents and reporting back to the ruling regime.

The suspects had allegedly infiltrated a Spanish NGO that helps asylum seekers and communicated to Iran's secret services the identities of Iranians who fled the country for ideological reasons, a statement said.

One of those arrested worked at the Iranian Embassy in Madrid. It was not immediately clear in what role.

The statement Friday said the arrests took place in the northern city of Torrelavega and in the Spanish capital. It did not say when the arrests took place.

A police officer signals car driver, Madrid, November 27, 2012.Credit: AP

Click the alert icon to follow topics:

Comments

SUBSCRIBERS JOIN THE CONVERSATION FASTER

Automatic approval of subscriber comments.
From $1 for the first month

SUBSCRIBE
Already signed up? LOG IN

ICYMI

Charles Lindbergh addressing an America First Committee rally on October 3, 1941.

Ken Burns’ Brilliant ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’ Has Only One Problem

The projected rise in sea level on a beach in Haifa over the next 30 years.

Facing Rapid Rise in Sea Levels, Israel Could Lose Large Parts of Its Coastline by 2050

Tal Dilian.

As Israel Reins in Its Cyberarms Industry, an Ex-intel Officer Is Building a New Empire

Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III and a British synagogue.

How the Queen’s Death Changes British Jewry’s Most Distinctive Prayer

Newly appointed Israeli ambassador to Chile, Gil Artzyeli, poses for a group picture alongside Rabbi Yonatan Szewkis, Chilean deputy Helia Molina and Gerardo Gorodischer, during a religious ceremony in a synagogue in Vina del Mar, Chile last week.

Chile Community Leaders 'Horrified' by Treatment of Israeli Envoy

Queen Elizabeth attends a ceremony at Windsor Castle, in June 2021.

Over 120 Countries, but Never Israel: Queen Elizabeth II's Unofficial Boycott