Iran Confirms Arrest of Individual Close to Nuclear Negotiating Team

Iran’s Judiciary spokesman confirmed on Sunday reports on detention of an individual close to the country’s nuclear negotiating team by security and intelligence forces.

“News of the individual’s arrest is correct”, Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei said, speaking at a weekly press conference in Tehran.

He added, however, that the person was released on bail after a few days.

The official did not give any details about the individual or charges against him.

His remarks came after an Iranian lawmaker last week said a person close to the nuclear negotiating team had been arrested on charges of espionage.

Iran’s nuclear negotiators and representatives of the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) held several rounds of talks over a period of 22 months before they reached an agreement on Tehran’s  peaceful nuclear program in July 2015.