A member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team was recently arrested and charged with espionage for allegedly leaking nuclear information to the West. He was then released on bail. Several reports identified the arrested official as Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani.
Although no name was mentioned, a spokesperson for Iran’s judiciary has announced on Sunday that a member of a negotiating team was arrested and charged for alleged espionage. Since the charge was not proven, he was released on bail, Iranian state-run news agency IRNA reported.
Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei, spokesman for Iran’s judiciary, told reporters during a press briefing on Sunday that the charge of espionage against the person hasn’t been proven yet. An investigation is still underway to determine the veracity of the allegations against the member of the negotiating team.
Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani Facts
A report from the New York Times claims that Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani was the one arrested by the Iranian government based on unconfirmed reports
Esfahani, who holds Canadian and Iranian citizenship, serves as an advisor for the central bank of Iran. He also played a crucial role in the government’s negotiations for a sanction exemption, provided that Iran would push for a more transparent nuclear dealings, the New York Times reported.
Esfahani was first linked to the arrest when Iranian prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi announced the other week that a personality active in the country’s economy sent nuclear information to the West, The Guardian reported.
Whether the arrested person and Esfahani are one and the same, it still hasn’t been verified as of posting. The report added that the same person, according to Dolatabadi, is also linked to British intelligence agency.