The Iranian authorities announced on Tuesday that they have arrested one of their own citizens on suspicion of spying for Israel.
The unnamed man was picked up in the city of Kerman in the east of the country. He is suspected of passing sensitive intelligence through an intermediary at the Israeli Embassy in Thailand.
According to an official statement, the man is a frequent visitor on business to the Far East. He is accused of planning to hand over to the Israelis details of the economic situation in Iran, geographical information and the locations of some mines in the country.