Iran Arrests 12 CIA Agents As Beirut Pizza Hut Sits Empty

Earlier this week we learned that Iran and its pal Hezbollah had caught dozens of CIA spies who always met at a super-secret Pizza Hut in Beirut (using the super-secret code word "PIZZA" to communicate meeting times). Now an Iranian parliamentary leader says that 12 of the spies have been arrested and jailed in cells where they're fed nothing but bread sticks and water.

Not sure about the bread sticks, actually—they might be receiving Cheesesticks or HERSHEY'S® Chocolate Dunkers® instead. What we do know is that Iranian parliamentary leader Parviz Sorouri has accused the agents of working with Israel's Mossad to mess with Iran's military and nuclear programs:

"The U.S. and Zionist regime's espionage apparatuses were trying to damage Iran both from inside and outside with a heavy blow, using regional intelligence services," Sorouri was quoted as saying Wednesday.

"Fortunately, with swift reaction by the Iranian intelligence department, the actions failed to bear fruit," Sorouri said.

If you were a top-secret spy working in the Middle East, would you pick an American-based fast-food pizza restaurant as your meeting spot, or would you pick a less conspicuous restaurant? (This question does not currently appear on the CIA's entrance exam.)

[Washington Post. Image via AP]