Kuwaitis protest in Kuwait City on Friday to press for the removal of Prime Minister Shaikh Nasser Al Ahmad Al Sabah. Image Credit: AFP

Manama: Kuwait has busted new spy rings reportedly working for Iran and Hezbollah, a Kuwaiti daily said.

One of the espionage networks is made up of four people, including a military officer working in a sensitive agency, Al Siyassah said Saturday.

Denial

The news comes two months after a Kuwaiti court sentenced two Iranians to death for their alleged role in a spy ring for Iran and busted in Kuwait in 2010. Iran has invariably denied charges that it has set up any espionage network in Kuwait.

Al Siyassah, quoting sources it did not identify, said that the investigations into the new spy rings are being conducted away from the media to ensure the highest levels of secrecy, but are about to end and that the four members will soon be referred to the public prosecutor.

According to the sources, the alleged spies were from different countries, including Iran, Syria and Lebanon and were members of Hezbollah.

"The spies were waiting for a deterioration of the situation in Bahrain to launch their sabotage operations in Kuwait," the sources said.

"Based on their confessions and on the material found in their possession, the acts of terror and sabotage targeted vital centres and shopping complexes in order to cause the highest number of casualties and terrorise people."

Sabotage

The security people have found evidence that the arrested were implicated in preparing for sabotage and several wide chaos-generating operations, the sources said.