An Intelligence Ministry official announced the arrest of 17 individuals accused of spying for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. He added that “the rulings for these spies have been issued and a number of them will be executed”. President Trump stated that “the report of Iran capturing CIA spies is totally false. Zero truth. Just more lies and propaganda (like their shot down drone) put out by a religious regime that is badly failing and has no idea what to do”. Trump added that “their economy is dead, and will get much worse. Iran is a total mess!”. Secretary of State Pompeo also commented that “the Iranian regime has a long history of lying… I would take with a significant grain of salt any Iranian assertion of Iranian actions taken”.
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