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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Accuses Diplomats of Spying, Local Media Report

Iranian national flags fly near a major highway through Tehran.

Iranian national flags fly near a major highway through Tehran.

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Tehran, Iran (AP) -- Iranian state TV said Wednesday that the country’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has accused the deputy ambassador of the United Kingdom and other foreigners in the country of “espionage” and taking soil samples from prohibited military zones.

The country's state-run IRNA news agency reported that the foreigners had been arrested, but did not elaborate on when. The U.K. Foreign Office swiftly denied that its diplomat was arrested, calling the report “completely false.”