Germany accuses army linguist of spying for Iran over Afghan missions

German police have arrested a 50-year-old Afghan-German man suspected of passing military secrets to Iran.

Federal prosecutors named the army linguist only as Abdul Hamid S. He is understood to have known details of German military operations in Afghanistan.

Prosecutors said he was suspected of “having passed on his knowledge to an Iranian intelligence service”.

The EU has imposed sanctions on Iran for various alleged spying operations.