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‘ZERO TRUTH’: President Trump Shoots Down Claims Iran Arrested 17 CIA Spies

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.22.19

President Trump shot-down recent claims Iran arrested 17 covert American spies Monday morning; saying there is “zero truth” to Tehran’s allegations and discounting the report as “more lies and propaganda.”

“The Report of Iran capturing CIA spies is totally false. Zero truth. Just more lies and propaganda (like their shot down drone) put out by a Religious Regime that is Badly Failing and has no idea what to do. Their Economy is dead, and will get much worse. Iran is a total mess!” posted Trump on social media.

“The roundup of the alleged espionage cell ensnared 17 people during the past several months and was completed by the end of March, an Iranian official said at a news conference in Tehran. The official was identified only as the director of the counterespionage department of Iran’s Intelligence Ministry, which is highly unusual in Iran, as officials usually identify themselves at press conferences,” reports Fox News.

“The identified spies were employed in sensitive and vital private sector centers in the economic, nuclear, infrastructural, military and cyber areas…where they collected classified information,” said an Iranian official.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discounted the claims Monday morning.

“I can’t add much to it specifically,” Pompeo told Fox News. “I would urge everyone who’s reading that story that the Iranian regime has a long history of lying. They lied about where they shot down the American UAV, they now lied about where they took down this tanker. It’s part of the nature of the Ayatollah to lie to the world. I would take with a significant grain of salt any Iranian assertion of Iranian actions taken. ”

Read the full report here.


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