URGENT ¥¥¥ Saudi says busted spy cell 'directly linked' to Iran

An alleged spy cell dismantled last week in Saudi Arabia had "direct links" to Iran's intelligence services, the kingdom's interior ministry said on Tuesday.

"Preliminary investigations, and physical evidence that has been collected, as well as the defendants' statements on this case, have all revealed direct links between this cell and Iranian intelligence services," a ministry spokesman said in a statement carried by the official SPA news agency.