Report: Iran lawmaker says 12 CIA agents arrested

By the Associated Press | November 24, 2011 | 2:15 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official news agency has quoted an influential parliamentarian as saying that the country has arrested 12 agents of the American Central Intelligence Agency.

Parliamentarian Parviz Sorouri who sits on the powerful committee of foreign policy and national security was quoted by IRNA as saying that the arrested agents planned to strike at Iranian interests with the aid of Israel.

Sorouri said the spy network aimed at damaging Iran in the security, military and nuclear sectors.