Several held over Kuwait spy row
Posted on » 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
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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