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Iran arrests paragliding Slovaks, alleges they were spying
Iran arrests paragliding Slovaks, alleges they were spying

BEIRUT-- Iranian authorities confirmed Sunday the arrests of several Slovakian nationals who were taken into custody on espionage-related charges while on a paragliding trip to Iran. Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said the group had been acting suspiciously. “Some Slovakian nationals were taking photos of our country's military sites by glider when arrested by security forces," he was quoted as saying in a report by Iranian Students News Agency. A report by Iran’s semi-official Mehr News Agency quoting Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi said seven Slovaks had been arrested, all of...

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