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Iran Claims Arrest of 'CIA Collaborator'

Iran's intelligence minister says authorities have arrested an Iranian who he says was working with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in connection with recent anti-government protests in Tehran.

Heidar Moslehi told state TV Thursday that the individual was using informants to collect information about the unrest to submit to the CIA.

He said the person was arrested on February 14 after a period of surveillance. That day, Iran's opposition held its largest protest rally in more than a year, with two people killed in clashes.

Iran routinely blames the United States and Israel for alleged interference in Iranian affairs. Both nations deny meddling.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.

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