Saudi Arabia arrests Iranian, Lebanese and 16 Saudis for spying

16 of those arrested are Saudi citizens

Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday that 18 people, including one Iranian and one Lebanese, had been arrested for spying.

The Interior Minister spokesman, Mansour al-Turki, told state television that it was “an espionage case”.

He said the suspects had been “involved in a spying cell for a state”.

The others arrested were all Saudis.

“They were gathering information about installations and vital areas in the country and providing intelligence agencies

of that state with it,” he said, without naming the state.


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