Iran's embassy in Kenya denies claims on spying

TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) – Iran's embassy in Nairobi denied any kind of connection with two detained Kenyans accused of spying and plotting attacks in Nairobi.

The embassy issued a statement on Monday and termed the dissemination of news on the connection of arrested Kenyan people and Iranian intelligence and security bodies an unconstructive move.

"Iran always highly regards its relations with African countries, especially Kenya," announced Iran's embassy, declaring its full readiness to cooperate with the Kenyan government in fight against terrorism.

Meanwhile, the embassy declared its readiness to cooperate with relevant Kenyan officials to clarify the issue.

According to CBS news, Kenya claims it has arrested the two Kenyan nationals connected to an Iranian intelligence network that were planning a "terror attack" in the capital Nairobi and had travelled to Iran last month.

Kenyan police said Saturday that Abubakar Sadiq Louw, 69, and Yassin Sambai Juma, 25, confessed to being spies for the Quds Force, Ynetnews report claimed without providing any evidence.

 

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