Reported Fars news agency reported Tuesday the start of the first session of the trial of U.S. - Iran accused of "spying for the CIA" who was arrested in Tehran in mid-December. The agency said that "the first session of the trial of Prince Mirzaee Gmte who was arrested recently on charges of spying for the United States began Tuesday morning in room 15 in the Tehran Revolutionary Court."
The Iranian television broadcast scenes of the middle of this month to Gmte he admits that the "mission" was a breakthrough for the Ministry of Intelligence and the CIA. The agency said that "the indictment read out by the prosecutor stressed the Gmte cooperation with the U.S. government and American espionage in the CIA." The agency said that Gmte "admitted that he had intended to penetrate the Islamic Republic's intelligence services to help the CIA." He added, according to the agency "in the mission was booby by U.S. intelligence. And although I entered Iran in order to penetrate the Iranian intelligence service to become a source of information for the CIA did not want personally to harm Iran's because I want to live in Iran, I did not intend to return to the U.S. ".
After that Gmte lawyer defended his client, criticizing the indictment according to the agency. The representative declined prosecution of these words. After asking questions of the accused said Abu al-Qasim Slutty judge who presided over the meeting that he "would rule after hearing the defense case." The government rejected U.S. accusations of espionage against Gmte demanding his immediate release.
On the other hand, a senior Iranian official threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, through which 40% of the world's oil transported by sea, if the imposition of sanctions on Iranian oil exports, as quoted by the IRNA news agency reported Tuesday. He said Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi, "If approved sanctions on the oil, Iran will not pass single drop of oil through the Strait of Hormuz," adding, "We have no desire to hostility or violence (but) the enemies will not give up their plots, but when we bring them back to their places" . Plans to the United States and some European countries to impose sanctions on Iran's oil exports because of its nuclear program.
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