From the New York Sun:

An Iranian diplomat was arrested in Nigeria under suspicion that he was spying on Israel, Reuters reported.The Shin Bet confirmed the report. A police source in Nigeria told the news agency that the man was arrested on January 23rd after he was caught taking pictures of the Israeli embassy in the capital Abuja, with a digital camera. “A digital camera was found in his possession, with surveillance pictures of the embassy and several other international and local official buildings in the capital,” a senior Israeli security source told Reuters. A Nigerian police spokesman said last Thursday that an Iranian was being questioned after taking photographs of strategic buildings in the capital.

This is the same Iran one of whose “diplomats” Argentina wants to arrest for blowing up a Jewish community center. Meanwhile, according to UPI, here’s what Saudi “diplomats” are doing in the U.S. (Thanks, James Taranto.):

On Thursday State Department Spokesman Richard Boucher confirmed that 16 Saudi nationals who had been accredited to the embassy in Washington had been asked to leave. “We were able to determine that they were not, in fact, working as diplomats in the Saudi Embassy, but rather were teaching in Northern Virginia and therefore were not entitled to diplomatic status. Since they were on diplomatic visas, … we had to tell them your visa status is no longer valid. We gave them till Feb. 22 to clean up their affairs and leave the country,” Boucher said. The place of instruction is the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America in Fairfax, Va. Phones at the institute were not answered Monday. The institute’s Web site says it was established in 1989 and is affiliated with al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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