Iran's Foreign Ministry confirmed detention of seven Slovak citizens, accused of espionage

Iran Materials 30 June 2013 17:39 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 30 / Trend T.Jafarov /

Iranian Foreign Ministry's spokesman Abbas Aragchi confirmed on Sunday the detention of seven Slovak citizens accused of espionage, Mehr News Agency reported.

According to Aragchi, detained Slovak citizens arrived in Iran as tourists and behaved inappropriately.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia has been informed about the detention of its citizens, Araghchi said.

Earlier, head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said that the reason for detention was special devices, which were carrying Slovak citizens.

Slovak citizens also visited several strategically important sites in Iran, Slovak citizens also visited several strategically important places in Iran, head of the commission added.

On December 2012 Iranian TV has recently aired a documentary titled "Hunter in a Trap", about Iranian intelligence services revealing and capturing CIA spies in the country, the young journalists club website reported.

The documentary features a man, who calls himself "Matthew Waluk" from Slovakia, that describes how the operation was set up.

On February 2013 "Matthew Waluk" was released and sent back to Slovakia.