Iranian diplomat arrested for spying in Egypt

Sayyed Kassem al-Husseini was arrested in al-Mohandssen district of Cairo Saturday, Xinhua reported citing the official Al-Akhbar newspaper.

The report said Husseini was gathering and sending to Tehran economic, political and military intelligence reports on Egypt.

He was part of a spy network that was trying to recruit agents in Arab countries, officials said.

Egypt and Iran have no diplomatic relation since 1979, when Cairo signed a peace treaty with Israel and offered asylum to Iran's deposed last shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

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