Secret second wife of Iran’s foreign minister spied for West, Iran official says

by WorldTribune Staff, May 19, 2016

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has a secret second wife who has been “spying for the West,” a senior Iranian official posted on Facebook.

“Mr. Zarif, do you know that the movement of foreign influence in Iran has arrived at your bed?” Mohammad Hossein Rostami, head of the Revolutionary Guards-affiliated Center for Electronic Resistance, posted on May 15.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. /AFP
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. /AFP

Rostami said the information that he was about to unveil would trigger “a political earthquake.”

“Official documents written by your colleagues reveal that your second wife, Afrin Saaz, is spying for foreigners,” Rostami wrote in the post.

There is no official documentation of the alleged second wife. Maryam Imanieh is listed as Zarif’s only wife.

Rostami has not yet released any of the documents said in his possession, but has vowed to do so.

Saaz, Zarif’s alleged secret second wife, is said to be a former reporter for a state-owned Iran newspaper. Earlier this year, she and three other journalists were arrested by Iranian security forces for alleged espionage supporting the West.

Her arrest came shortly after supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced a campaign to fight the influence of the United States and the West in Iran.

The Center of Electronic Resistance is a part of Iran’s Amariyun Strategic Center for Resistance to the War waged Against Iran, an institute established by the Revolutionary Guards after the mass protests that took place in 2009, following reports of an alleged fraud in that year’s presidential elections.