Iran on Tuesday denied reports of links to a spy cell in Kuwait providing the Islamic state with classified information about Kuwait and the United States, DPA reported.
"Such charges are baseless and created by the media and some political circles and aimed at undermining bilateral ties," Foreign Ministry spokesman
Ramin Mehmanparast said.
Kuwait's al-Qabas newspaper on Saturday quoted high-ranking security sources as saying that local security agencies have arrested at least seven people who reportedly confessed they recruited people sympathetic to the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
The cell allegedly monitored US and Kuwaiti military bases, the report said.
"Such fabricated reports just serve the interests of the common enemy, the Zionist regime (Israel), and the two nations of Iran and Kuwait should not be trapped by such media plots," the spokesman said.
Kuwait is home to several US military bases, with some 15,000 US troops based in the Gulf state, which is also an important transit point for forces moving in and out of Iraq.
The Revolutionary Guards is the main military force in Iran, in charge of border security and fighting drug-traffickers, but also is a major politcal force, backing the government.
The spy affair has strained relations between the emirate and Iran, with Kuwaiti lawmakers calling for the expulsion of the Iranian ambassador.