Iran claims it has dismantled a US cyber espionage network

Iran has repeatedly been accused of cyber espionage. (AFP/File photo)
Updated 18 June 2019
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Iran claims it has dismantled a US cyber espionage network

LONDON: A senior Iranian security official said Monday Tehran had recently exposed and dismantled a “large US cyber espionage network."
The secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, was quoted as saying by the state broadcaster IRIB that several CIA agents were arrested after Tehran shared intelligence with its allies.
Iran has repeatedly been accused of cyber espionage and running fake social media accounts to harm its enemies and promote its own propaganda.

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Stena Impero operator in contact with crew of seized tanker

Updated 21 min 42 sec ago
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Stena Impero operator in contact with crew of seized tanker

  • ‘... they’re all okay and in good health and they’re getting good cooperation with the Iranians on board the vessel’

STOCKHOLM: Stena Bulk, the Swedish-based operator of a British-flagged tanker seized last week by Iran, has been in contact by telephone with the 23 crew members of the vessel, Stena Impero, a spokesman for the operator said on Wednesday.
“We had direct contact with the crew on board the vessel last night by telephone and they’re all okay and in good health and they’re getting good cooperation with the Iranians on board the vessel,” spokesman Pat Adamson said.
“We see this as a first step and progress toward a resolution,” he added.