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Iraq Radio Claims Jews on Trial Were Part of Spy Ring Based in Iran

The trial in Baghdad of Iraqi Jews accused of espionage took on new international ramifications today when Baghdad radio claimed the alleged spy ring had been based in neighboring Iran. According to the radio broadcast, two of the Jews on trial “confessed” to having under gone a three-week training course in espionage and sabotage in the Persian Gulf oil town of Abadan. The Iranians were alleged to be operating an Israeli spy ring in Iraq.