Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has dismissed Saudi Arabia’s claims about the presence of an Iranian national in an alleged spy network in the country.
Saudi Interior Ministry said in a statement on March 19 that the country’s authorities have arrested 18 people, including an Iranian and a Lebanese, on charges of espionage for a foreign country. " Sixteen Saudis, an Iranian and a Lebanese were arrested in coordinated and simultaneous operations in four regions of the kingdom, " including the capital Riyadh and the city of Mecca, the statement added. The Iranian spokesperson dismissed the allegation as a “baseless and repetitive scenario. ”
“Raising such baseless issues at the media levels is merely for domestic consumption, ” Mehmanparast said.
He also criticized Saudi Arabia’s handling of the issue