Tehran's Prosecutor General Abbas Jafari Dovlatabadi said that criminal cases of five people involved spying for foreign countries in Iran will be sent to court, İRNA news agency reports.
Dovlatabadi didn't call the accused individuals' names.According to him, recently the United States intensified espionage activities in Iran.
Last week Iran's Atomic Energy Agency head Ali Akbar Salehi accused several employees of the organization of spying for the United States.
The United States and other Western countries accuse Iran of developing nuclear weapons for military purposes under the guise of a peaceful nuclear energy program. Tehran denies the charges, saying that its nuclear program is aimed solely at meeting the country's electricity needs. The U.N. Security Council adopted several resolutions in connection with the suspension of Iran's nuclear program. They involve the use of economic sanctions against Iran.