An Iranian media outlet has released photographs of some of the 17 'CIA spies' its government claims to have captured.
Photographs of some of the men were shared on Twitter on Monday by the Tasnim News Agency along with 'details' of their apparent work for the US.
The images and information were released by the Iranian intelligence and security forces, the agency reported. They have not been verified by the US or any other government.
All of the 'spies' are Iranian nationals who the Iranian government claims were lured by the US with the promise of getting visas, according to Iran, which claims they were arrested in the Iranian calendar year which ended in March.
Only now are their arrests being made public as the standoff between the West and Tehran intensifies.
As the photos emerged on Monday, President Trump denied that anyone had been arrested and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pointed to Iran's history of lying.