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Iranian news agency: 2 nationals charged with spying

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Iran's official agency is reporting that authorities have detained two Iranian nationals and charged them with spying.

Today's report by IRNA said the two had "espionage devices" while pretending they were on a tourist visit to Abu Musa Island in the Persian It is the largest in a three-island cluster controlled by but also claimed by the United Arab Emirates.

The report said there would be further investigation but did not elaborate.

occasionally announces the arrest of spies without further reporting their fates.

Last month, said it sentenced a 62-year-old man to a 10-year prison term on espionage charges.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 20:49 IST