The head of Teheran's Revolutionary Court has suggested a possible compromise in the case of 13 Jews charged with espionage, saying that Iran must consider its national interests. Newspapers on Tuesday quoted Gholamhossein Rahbarpour as saying that the Iranian leadership should consider the country's international standing when weighing the case. In the end, he said, it was a political matter and not one for the courts.
"The Supreme National Security Council, which is in charge of thinking about the interests of the country, may decide soon to free some of the . . . (Jews). This has nothing to do with the court," he said.