Iran accuses two Germans of spying
AFP / Farhad Pouladi

Iran on Tuesday accused two German journalists of spying after they were arrested interviewing the son of a woman condemned to death by stoning, stirring fresh tension with the West ahead of nuclear talks.

"These two Germans came to Iran claiming to be tourists," said Malek Ajdar Sharifi, justice department chief of East Azerbaijan province in the northwest of the country where the arrests were made, quoted by Fars news agency.

"But the work of these two tourists in Iran and Tabriz and the way they reported in Tabriz show that they came for espionage," he said.

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