Iran Charges Three Americans With Espionage


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May 5, 2007
Published in the Washington Compost:

Iran today formally charged three Americans with espionage and endangering national security, the judicial spokesman said, in a move that widens Tehran's clampdown against U.S. citizens.

The three are prominent Washington scholar Haleh Esfandiari, social scientist Kian Tajbakhsh of the Open Society Institute, and Parnaz Azima, correspondent for U.S.-funded Radio Farda. Iran announced over the weekend that it had wrapped up American spy networks and summoned the Swiss ambassador, who represents U.S. interests in Iran, to protest....