Israeli spy arrested in Yemen

Updated 04 January 2013
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Israeli spy arrested in Yemen

ADEN: A man with Yemeni and Israeli identity documents has been charged in Yemen with spying for Israel, official sources said on Friday.
The defense ministry’s newspaper said the man was arrested three weeks ago in the city of Taiz after a period of surveillance. Citing a judicial source, it identified him as Ibrahim Al-Dharahi, a 24-year-old computer engineer.
Dharani was charged with working for the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad. His case will be referred to the criminal court in the port city of Aden the coming days, the source told the Sept. 26 newspaper.
“The man carried two ID cards — one Yemeni, one Israeli,” a security official in Aden told Reuters, refusing to be named. The newspaper report said Dharahi had traveled to Israel and several Arab countries.
In Jerusalem, Yigal Palmor, spokesman for Israel’s Foreign Ministry, said: “We have no knowledge at all of this matter.”


Iran will not seek permission from any power to develop weapons: IRNA

Updated 13 min 48 sec ago
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Iran will not seek permission from any power to develop weapons: IRNA

  • The chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces dismissed US demands for Tehran to curb its influence in the region

LONDON: The chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces dismissed on Wednesday US demands for Tehran to curb its influence in the region, and said it would not seek permission from any country to develop defense capabilities.
“Iranian armed forces are now, thanks to God, more prepared than ever and will not wait for the permission or approval of any power to develop defense capabilities,” Major General Mohammad Bagheri was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA.