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Trump denies Iran held ‘CIA spies’ after ‘breaking ring’

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Claims from Iran that it broke up a CIA spying ring have been dismissed as “totally false” by Donald Trump. Iran also said it had sentenced some of the 17 suspects to death But the US president said the claims contained “zero truth”. Mr Trump tweeted: “The report of Iran capturing CIA spies is totally Read More

‘Zero truth’: Trump says Iran’s claim it captured CIA spies is ‘totally false’

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US President Donald Trump has denied reports that over a dozen CIA operatives were captured in Iran, calling it ‘just more lies and propaganda’ on Tehran’s part. The allegation is a desperate measure by a “badly failing” government with a “dead” economy, Trump tweeted on Monday. It mirrors earlier comments made by Secretary of State Read More

Missing Moscow link? Anonymous MI6 sources blame Russia for Iran seizing BRITISH ship

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For anyone wondering how an international incident happened that didn’t have a link to Russia, no need to worry because those ubiquitous ‘MI6 sources’ are back to accuse Moscow of involvement in tensions between Britain and Iran. Iran seized a British oil tanker in the Gulf over the weekend, saying it was “violating international maritime Read More

‘Election gimmicks’: Head of Sri Lanka church blasts ‘selfish’ govt over Easter bombings probe

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The head of Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church has lambasted the country’s government over its alleged failure to avert the tragic Easter week bombings there, which killed 258 and left hundreds permanently injured. “The selfish power-hungry leaders did not worry about ordinary people… The leaders did not heed intelligence warnings… the Security Council did Read More

Iranian media releases 1st PHOTOS of ‘captured CIA-linked spies’

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Photos purporting to show several of the 17 alleged captured CIA-linked operatives have begun circulating in the Iranian media. “The identified spies were employed in sensitive and vital private sector centers in the economic, nuclear, infrastructure, military and cyber areas… where they collected classified information,” Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence said in a statement broadcast on state Read More

Iran sentences ‘CIA spies’ to death after ‘breaking ring’

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Iran says it has broken up a CIA spying ring and sentenced some of the 17 suspects to death. According to an Intelligence Ministry statement read on state TV, the alleged spies were “employed in sensitive and vital private sector centres in the economic, nuclear, infrastructural, military and cyber areas… where they collected classified information”. Read More

Iran busted 17 spies linked to CIA, some received death sentence – media

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Iranian secret services uncovered a 17-member spy ring working against the country, according to state-affiliated media. Some of the agents have been given capital punishment. All the suspects in question were arrested by Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported. They were working as private contractors “in the economic, nuclear, infrastructural, military Read More

UK to send 250 troops to Mali for dangerous peacekeeping mission

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By Alistair Bunkall, defence and security correspondent, in Mali The UK is to send 250 troops to Mali in the biggest peace-keeping deployment since Bosnia and potentially the most dangerous mission for British forces since Afghanistan. The soldiers will form a long-range reconnaissance task group, specifically chosen for their ability to operate in small teams Read More

‘Something fishy here’: Putin doesn’t believe UK poisoned Skripals

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Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn’t believe in conspiracy theories that say the British government poisoned former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury. The Skripal affair, which turned relations between the UK and Russia from bad to worse, was brought up by filmmaker Oliver Stone during an interview with Vladimir Putin. Stone Read More

Tanker crisis reflects UK’s self-inflicted act of national vandalism

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor The seizure of a British-flagged tanker by Iran was an accident waiting to happen. Not only does the move further expose Britain’s limitations in defending its interests after decades of cuts to the military, it also underlines the lack of a coherent strategy to deal with the crisis in Read More