Iran Arrests 'US Spies,' Short on Details US agents sought to undermine Iranian elections: minister By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Jan 8, 2012 2:00 PM CST 5 comments Comments (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Iran's intelligence minister says the country's secret services have arrested several people on charges of spying for the United States and seeking to undermine the March 2 parliamentary elections. Heidar Moslehi was quoted by state TV as saying that the suspects were in touch with their contacts outside the country through the Internet. He did not identify them. Moslehi didn't say how many were arrested or when. Iran periodically announces the capture or execution of alleged US or Israeli spies, and often no further information is released.