Iran says it has dismantled a spy network it says was linked to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and arrested 30 people.
A statement from Iran's Intelligence Ministry read on state radio and television Saturday said the ministry uncovered the network, which it said had been established by the CIA in several different countries.
The statement says the network had tried to recruit Iranians civilians who were looking for work. Iran says the civilians were promised employment and education opportunities in exchange for cooperation.
Iran frequently announces the arrests of individuals who it says work for foreign intelligence agencies.
Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.