Published: Wed, February 05, 2020
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Iran to execute man for spying for CIA

Iran to execute man for spying for CIA

"He will soon be held to account", Judiciary Spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaeili said.

Esmaili did not elaborate on what Rahimpour was accused of doing, and did not give his age or background.

"He was identified, went on trial and sentenced to execution".

Esmaeeli said that the Supreme Court of Iran has also confirmed the verdict, reports IRNA news agency.

The CIA did not immediately comment.

Speaking at a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday, Esmaeili pointed to the USA hostilities toward the Iranian nation over the past four decades and said using spies to collect confidential data and hit the Islamic Republic is among the hostile acts by the United States government against the country.

"Two other Central Intelligence Agency spies working under the cover of a charity organization were sentenced to 10 and five years in prison for spying and for acting against national security, respectively".

"A spies who were working under the cover of an organization and charitable foundation have been identified, tried and sentenced to 10 years in prison for spying and five years in prison for acting against national security", he said.

Speaking at a press conference, Esmaili said the names of the two individuals working for a charity would not be released yet because their sentences had not been finalized.

PanARMENIAN.Net - said on Tuesday, February 4 that its top court had confirmed a death sentence for an Iranian man accused of spying for USA intelligence.

The last such spy executed was Shahram Amiri, who defected to the USA at the height of Western efforts to thwart Iran's nuclear programme. Then he mysteriously disappeared.

He was awaited August 2016, the very same week that Iran implemented a team of militants as well as a year after the nation concurred to a site accord to limitation uranium enrichment in exchange for the training of financial permissions.

U.S. President Donald Trump's unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 agreement and the reintroduction of harsh economic sanctions have heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington.

Iranians burn USA and Israeli flags as they gather to mourn General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who was killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, in Tehran, Iran January 4, 2020.

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