Several held over Kuwait spy row  

Posted on ยป Tuesday, May 04, 2010
KUWAIT: Kuwait has detained several people in a security probe, a government 
spokesman said yesterday, after media reports that a number of Kuwaitis and 
foreigners were being held on suspicion of spying for Iran.

Kuwaiti media reported that a number of Kuwaitis and other nationals were 
arrested on accusations of gathering information for Iran on military sites in 
the country.

Iran has denied the reports, which angered Kuwaiti legislators and prompted two 
to demand the expulsion of the Iranian ambassador if the reports prove to be 

Asked about the reports, government spokesman Mohammad Al Busairi said in 
parliament: "There are suspects and they are under investigation." 

"We cannot go into details ... on such national security issues because that 
would undoubtedly negatively affect investigations," he said, adding the men 
would be referred to prosecution as soon as the inquiry was completed. He did 
not give details of how many people were in custody.

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