British spy in Iran was watching oil shipments : worldleaks
The Iranian man arrested for spying for British intelligence was helping foreign governments bring down European Union sanctions on covert oil shipping operations, parliamentarians in the country have been told.
An Iranian MP brought out that the alleged MI6 agent was passing on information on Iran’s shipping industries to its “enemies” to be used in international efforts to lame the sector.
Court officials in the city of Kerman said a suspect had conceded to holding 11 meetings inside and outside the country with British intelligence.
Alireza Manzari Tavakoli, an intelligence specialist in the Iranian parliament, was quoted as claiming the man handed over details of sanctions-busting activities.
“We have received further information about the arrested individual that suggests that he has been taken in passing secret data on Iran’s shipping and the insurance covers on our oil tankers to British intelli-gence,” he said. “The EU could use them for enforcing more sanctions on our shipping.
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