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Sunday, May 02, 2010

Kuwait busts spy cell

Kuwait has busted an Iranian spy cell that was seeking information on potential Kuwaiti and American targets.
Citing high-ranking security sources, Al-Qabas daily said Kuwait arrested at least seven men, some of whom served in the interior and defense ministries, while others include bidoon, or stateless Arabs, and other Arabs.

Security agencies are still hunting for six to seven other men suspected of being members of the cell, which was broken up in a coordinated effort between the secret service and army intelligence, the paper said.

Cell members have taken pictures of Kuwaiti military and other vital targets in addition to U.S. military sites, Al-Qabas said.

Security forces stormed the home of one of the cell leaders in Sulaibiya, 25 km (16 miles) west of Kuwait City two days ago and found maps for vital sites, highly sophisticated communications devices and cash exceeding 250,000 dollars.

The daily quoted the security sources as saying members of the cell confessed that they were assigned to recruit new members whose ideas are similar to the Revolutionary Guards.

Members of the cell have visited Iran frequently under the disguise of tourism, medical treatment or visiting religious places, the daily said.
There are 15,000 US troops permanently stationed on a base 70 kilometers (44 miles) south of Kuwait City. Additionally, Kuwait is a transit point for American troops headed for Iraq and Afghanistan.

But I'm sure the Iranians wouldn't be doing anything like this if there was only a 'Palestinian state.'



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