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Spying Charges

Iran confirms nuclear negotiator imprisoned for spying

TEHRAN: Iran’s judiciary confirmed on Sunday the five-year prison sentence given to a Canadian-Iranian member of its nuclear negotiating team on spying charges. “Mr Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani... was among some who were accused of spying and providing information for foreigners and had links with two espionage services,” judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejeie told reporters. Some reports have also said Dorri Esfahani has British citizenship. “The court sentenced him to five years in prison and the verdict is…

Three Indian diplomats ‘expelled’ from Pakistan on espionage charges

ISLAMABAD: At least three Indian diplomats out of the eight which Islamabad had accused of espionage and terrorism in the country were deported to India early on Tuesday. Anurag Singh, Vijay Kumar Verma and Madhavan Nanda Kumar were sent back to India at 9 am on flight EK-316, as tension mounted between the nuclear-armed rivals following days of artillery duels and skirmishes on the border dividing the disputed Kashmir region. Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry had said six Indian embassy staff worked for India’s Research…