Iran minister ready publish details in atom spy case

Iran's intelligence minister said on Wednesday he was ready to publish details about the case of a former nuclear negotiator whose espionage charges were dropped but who the ministry has said is guilty, a news agency reported.

Iran minister ready publish details in atom spy case
Former negotiator Hossein Mousavian's case has taken on a political dimension.

'We will publish documents of (Mousavian's) dossier if the judiciary permits,' Intelligence Minister Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei said, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Mohseni-Ejei this month said Mousavian had given information to foreigners, including the British embassy, and said 'from the viewpoint of the Intelligence Ministry he is guilty'.

He did not repeat that comment but said: 'The Intelligence Ministry will submit its viewpoint regarding this (case) to the judiciary and it is up to the judiciary to accept or not.'

Ahmadinejad backed the minister's call, IRNA reported.

'Mr Mousavian had several meetings with strangers, said some things and, if the content of the talks and the exchange of information is published, the issue will be clear,' he said.

'Sometimes conditions are hard and complicated and some people want to use their influence against implementing justice, like in the case of Mousavian,' Ahmadinejad said, adding that 'the case is not technical, it is political'.

The judiciary, which says it is independent, urged opposing camps not to intervene, saying it could harm legal procedures.

Agencies

Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Kasım 2007, 17:08
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