Saudi Arabia puts 32 on trial accused of spying for Iran

Charges include establishing a spy ring with members of Iranian intelligence and passing them sensitive military information

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has put 32 people on trial accused of spying for Iran, several local newspapers and television reported on Monday.
The 32, including an Iranian and an Afghan, were detained in 2013. The trial is the first in recent memory for Saudis accused of spying and may stoke already tense tensions with Iran.
Iranian interference in Arab country’s domestic affairs has aggravated wars and political struggles in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen and Bahrain and is regarded by many analysts as a cause of regional instability.
Tensions escalated further in January when Riyadh broke off diplomatic ties following the storming of its Tehran embassy by Iranian mobs angered at Saudi Arabia’s execution of a Shiite cleric convicted of involvement in the killing of policemen. Read more...