Swiss and Austrian investigators have launched probes into alleged spying in hotels hosting delicate Iranian nuclear talks, Al-Alam TV reports.
The revelation comes in run-up to a June 30 deadline for a historic agreement between Iran and world powers on curtailing Tehran’s nuclear program in return for relief from sanctions, and a day after a Russian-based security firm said a computer worm widely linked to Israel was used to spy on the negotiations.
Israel is vehemently opposed to a nuclear deal with Iran, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warning that the accord would not “block Iran’s path to the bomb”.
The Swiss attorney general’s office confirmed it had got government clearance to launch a probe into alleged spying on May 6 and conducted a raid six days later, seizing computer equipment, due to “suspicion of illegal intelligence services operating in Switzerland.”
It did not specify if hotels were targeted.