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Newsline: Saudi Arabia accuses Iranian embassy in Riyadh of recruiting spies

The Criminal Court in Riyadh, which is currently trying a ring of 32 suspects accused of spying for Iran, was told that the Iranian embassy in Riyadh was using its diplomatic immunity to recruit spies for Iran from the Kingdom. The accusation against the embassy was contained in a list of charges prepared by the attorney general against the suspects consisting of 30 Saudis, an Iranian and an Afghan national. The three lawyers appointed by the defendants continued to be absent from the court since it started sessions early February. They made some demands which the judge rejected.

‘Iranian embassy in Riyadh recruiting spies’

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