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Iran Arrests 'Spies' Near Bushehr Nuclear Plant

Iran's intelligence minister has announced that the country's security services have arrested several suspected spies in the southern province of Bushehr where Iran's nuclear plant is located.

Seyed Mahmud Alawi said on October 21 security forces "who monitor the moves of the foreign intelligence services" have arrested "some agents who intended to carry out surveillance and intelligence gathering for the foreigners in Bushehr province."

Alawi did not elaborate.

Iran has repeatedly cited signs of alleged foreign plots to sabotage its nuclear program.

The West fears Iran's nuclear program could be put to developing an atomic bomb capability.

Tehran says it is developing nuclear energy only for electricity and medical treatments.

Based on reporting by and Reuters