Iran Sentences "CIA Spy Ring" To Death; Publishes Video & Photos Of Americans

UpdateGiven the shocking and provocative nature of Iran’s claims to have penetrated and busted up a “CIA spy ring” — announcing Monday it sentenced some to death row while also claiming to present photos of their American “handlers” (many showing family and personal photos) — it didn’t take long for President Trump to bat down the claims directly. He slammed the statements of Iranian intelligence officials and state media as “totally false”“Just more lies and propaganda”.

And further during an early Monday morning interview, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo advised caution, noting the history of Iran’s lying “to the world”.

“It’s part of their nature to lie to the world,” Pompeo told Fox & Friends. “I would take with a significant grain of salt any Iranian assertion about actions they’ve taken.”

Fox summarized further as to the context of Pompeo’s comments: “Pictures of some of the alleged spies were reportedly shown on state TV, which also broadcast a documentary purporting to show a CIA officer recruiting an Iranian in the United Arab Emirates.”

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Iran has handed down the death penalty to alleged members of a CIA-spy ring inside Iran’s military, which authorities said they uncovered earlier this year. And now for the first time, state media is circulating photos purporting to show some among the alleged CIA-linked operatives.

“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 on state television. They had been working “contractors or consultants,” the statement said.

Iranian judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili had first announced in June that a number among seventeen total alleged spies rounded up were facing execution because of the “severity of their crimes,” as reported by NBC. The unnamed defendants were reportedly associated with the Iranian military and also followed a similar announcement made last August the arrest of “tens of spies” uncovered within the government. 

The agencies “successfully dismantled a (CIA) spy network,” an official only identified as head of counter-intelligence at the Iranian intelligence ministry, told reporters in Tehran. Arrests reportedly began in March.

“Those who deliberately betrayed the country were handed to the judiciary… some were sentenced to death and some to long-term imprisonment,” he said, as cited by the AFP. However, the photos published – which appear to show Americans – only claim these are officers which had been “handling” the spies supposedly caught inside Iran

None of the initial photos released showed those pictured in any kind of detention or interrogation, but instead most appeared to be personal or family photos. As Reuters reports:

Iranian state television published images it said showed the CIA officers who were in touch with the suspected spies.

There was no immediate comment on the Iranian allegations by the CIA or U.S. officials.

Additionally, in another stunning development, an Iranian television documentary aired Monday which claimed to show footage of an alleged CIA officer attempting to recruit an unidentified Iranian man. The footage was presented as taking place inside the United Arab Emirates.

Documents alleging to “prove” the allegations were also posted online by Iranian media channels. 

“Because there are so many intelligence officers in Dubai. It is very dangerous… Iranian intelligence,” a blond-haired woman was shown telling the man. According to Reuters:

The woman spoke Persian with an accent which appeared to be American.

State media outlets had touted the documentary as dealing a heavy blow “to a CIA spy network in the region and beyond.” 

The photos and video purporting to show CIA assets and operatives have yet to be confirmed or denied by US political or intelligence officials and come amid already soaring tensions have put the region on edge, and as Britain has demanded the release of the UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero, captured in the Strait of Hormuz Friday.

via zerohedge

17 comments

  1. The CIA is a wanton organization trying to take down Trump and hiding things not only from Trump but Pompeo as well. So, it’s difficult in finding the real truth in anything the CIA does.

      1. The CIA, MI-6 and the Mossad report to the Rothschild bank of London.

        As we have all come to find out the Rothschild bank of London’s agenda is corporate globalist governance via unelected elitist bureaucracies/commissions all appointed by the Western private central banks and mega multinational corporations.

        We, the UK and Israel need to be totally rid of these cancerous undemocratic one world order cabals, otherwise the swamp will continue to spew cancer, like that squad in Congress, all over the place!!

  2. Mr. President, You should have a hell of a lot more facts than I! If Iran is threatening the lives of The United States? Maybe it’s time to show them just who we are? Remove the gloves and be even more direct! They (Iran) does NOT want what we can deliver them!

    1. The Media is not reporting the riots and Iranians demanding an end to the Ayatollahs. All you see are propaganda with the hope of Trump getting into a shooting match before the elections. Don’t be fooled by the same media that lied about the ruskies. America still has the financial might to stop China from importing oil. Sanctions on shipping companies will stop that in its tracks. It will get hotter, hungrier and more hostile in Iran and Saudi Arabia will be the Hammer and the USA will be the good guys.

    2. I agree 100%. During several previous administrations the world has come to despise and show no respect for the U.S. So it’s time to stop kissing their asses and start showing just how tough we can be. If Iran feels we should die, as they constantly chant, I feel we should explain and show just how mean and tough we can be. Invite the Iranian leaders and others to Mercury, NV to watch a nuclear explosion and explain they can have all the bombs and missiles they want. But set one off in ANY country, including their own and their capital will suddenly become a parking lot. It might seem cold to feel this way because innocent civilians will die. But better there than here. Also, we really should round up a bunch if Iranians and do the same as that bunch of rag headed camel jockeys are doing. There’s a time to stand and be counted and that time has long passed.

  3. Iran is desperate! That’s a fact. I trust Pres. Trump to handle this the right way. It’s the regime that needs to go, not the people of Iran who are freedom seekers and would love to be able to toss the crap out of power. However, they can’t toss the sub humans out of power because they do not have weapons and the military does. Let that be a lesson to anyone who thinks disarming America’s citizens is a good idea.

  4. I’m in agreement with others , perhaps it’s time to let Iran know that their leadership is morally, emotionally, intellectually, and strategically inadequate to serve their people and participate in this world in a civilized manner.

  5. the central intel. agency is and has been for a long time , part of the one-world government. the illegal behind the scenes activity of this bunch of traitors needs to stop. the director, the deputy director and many of the obama-hires are actively working to undermine the presidents work in the m.e. and africa. it is hightime for some removals . permanent type.

  6. Treason is a badge of honor for the Godless NAZI Commie liberal Racist Demoncrat Party,RINOs,Fake News! The party of hate, hypocrisy, lies, deception,Fake News(Russian Collusion & Jussie M hoax)the list is endless!And the clueless minions that follow them!

  7. have to give the Iranians credit. They find out about a spy ring and within a day or so there is a trial, a conviction, and a prospective execution. what a wonderful system. Sure the Dems wish we had one like that, just skip the trial and go right to the end game .

  8. Iranian propaganda and more propaganda! Their strategy has always been the same lie, deny, lie, deny! Nothing has changed!

  9. The reason the Ayatollahs are claiming that they have taken down a CIA spy ring is to put additional fear in the populace that they too will be put to death if they try to overthrow the regime. It is purely Propaganda. To the people of Iran, keep up the agitation and finally over throw you insane rulers. Become the once secular people you wear years ago. Sharia Law is not a Democracy but a law of slavery and Tyranny. The many Muslim folks here in the United States are not Radical Muslims who hate infidels as required by the Quran are praying for success to get rid of the regime. They just have not spoken up for fear of Radical retaliation.

    1. Agree completely! There is no US cabal inside Iran or any secret spies to expose. The Ayatollahs and Revolutionary Guard regime are purging and executing Iranians inside their government, military, and private sector whom they worry might turn against them. They will murder hundreds and claim they were spies for Washington, as a means to distract from international human rights charges and domestic unrest. The past forty years of Islamic tyranny and terror in Iran must come to an end.

  10. Iran is in deep doo doo and this is just more proof of that. A really pathetic attempt at convincing the population and the world that they are winning the war with the U.S. It is ridiculous. The leaders of Iran are insane.

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