Iranian diplomat arrested for spying in EgyptMay 29th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 29 (IANS) An Iranian who worked at the country’s diplomatic mission in Egyptian capital Cairo has been arrested on charges of spying, a media report said.
Sayyed Kassem al-Husseini was arrested in al-Mohandssen district of Cairo Saturday, Xinhua reported citing the official Al-Akhbar newspaper.
The report said Husseini was gathering and sending to Tehran economic, political and military intelligence reports on Egypt.
He was part of a spy network that was trying to recruit agents in Arab countries, officials said.
Egypt and Iran have no diplomatic relation since 1979, when Cairo signed a peace treaty with Israel and offered asylum to Iran’s deposed last shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
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