Iran accuses U.S. of sending spies

Published May 27, 2007

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran said Saturday it has uncovered spy rings organized by the United States and its Western allies, claiming on state-run television that the espionage networks were made up of "infiltrating elements from the Iraqi occupiers."

The broadcast did not elaborate, saying further details would be published within days.

The White House said Saturday that it does not confirm or deny allegations about intelligence matters.

The allegations Saturday come two days before American and Iranian ambassadors are to meet in Baghdad to discuss ways to ease the crisis in Iraq.