Iranian judiciary obtains ‘valuable information’ from French spies
The Iranian Judiciary reveals at a press conference on Tuesday that it obtained valuable information from the French spies arrested days ago, adding they are facing charges of espionage, assembly, and collusion with the intention to act against national security.
“Valuable and strategic” information has been taken from the French spies and individuals who were arrested for spying and aiding Western-fueled riots in the country, Masoud Setayeshi, the spokesperson for the Iranian Judiciary said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Setayeshi said the case of the French spies is significant and noted that the French nationals and the people connected to them are facing charges of espionage, assembly, and collusion with the intention to act against national security.
Accurate and swift investigations are being carried out into the case, he added.
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According to the Iranian Intelligence Ministry, the duo attempted to foment instability and social disorder earlier in June when some teachers took to the streets in peaceful protests to demand fair wages and better working conditions.
Two French spies are shown entering Iran and participating in riots in a video released by local media.
Cécile Kohler, 37, and Jacques Paris, 69, entered Iran on April 28 as tourists but turned out to be spies for Western intelligence agencies.
In a video aired on Iran’s Arabic-language television news network Al-Alam TV on October 6, Kohler admitted being an “intelligence and operation agent of French foreign security service," and Paris admitted to DGSE's goal of exerting pressure on the Iranian government.
In the recording, Kohler and Paris were in Iran "to prepare the conditions for the revolution and the overthrow of the Iranian Islamist regime," as per their confessions.
Kohler could be heard saying that they intended to finance strikes and rallies, as well as employ guns "to fight the police," adding that they had large amounts of money in order to fund riots and strikes and purchase arms in an attempt to stir up chaos.