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July 22, 2019, 10:34 a.m. EDT

Iran has arrested 17 Iranians on charges of spying for the CIA: AP

Seventeen Iranian nationals have been arrested after allegedly having been recruited by the U.S.'s Central Intelligence Agency to spy on nuclear and military sites in Iran, according to the Iranian government. Some of those arrested, the Associated Press reported citing an Iranian intelligence official, have been sentenced to death. The arrests have occurred over a several-month period, according to the official, identified only as the director of the counterespionage department of Iran's Intelligence Ministry, the AP reported. President Donald Trump tweeted that there was zero truth to the Iranian claim.

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Iran says it has arrested 17 suspected CIA spies employed at ‘sensitive sites’

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