Iran has sentenced to demise a person it is looking a “spy” who the rogue nation says offered US and Israeli intelligence companies with materials data on the whereabouts of Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander Qassem Soleimani earlier than his killing.
Talking at a televised information convention Tuesday, Iran’s judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili mentioned, “Mahmoud Mousavi Majd, one of many spies for the CIA and the Mossad, has been sentenced to demise.”
Majd, in line with the spokesman, was responsible of sharing data “concerning the whereabouts of martyr Soleimani with our enemies.”
Esmaili additionally mentioned he was responsible of passing on “safety data to the Israeli and American intelligence companies about Iran’s armed forces, significantly the Guards.”
Not many particulars could be confirmed about Majd. He has solely been described as an Iranian nationwide.
When requested for extra data, Esmaili didn’t immediately hyperlink the intelligence gathered by Majd to Soleimani’s killing. He did, nevertheless, accuse Majd of spying on different Iranian safety companies, together with the armed forces, in change for US funds.
A later assertion launched by Esmaili’s crew admitted that Majd’s arrest was, actually, in October 2018. Soleimani was killed by a US drone strike in Iraq in January 2020.
The missile assault, ordered by President Trump, took out Soleimani and 6 others at Baghdad Airport in Iraq.
The transfer exacerbated already excessive tensions between the US and Iran, whose relationship continued to deteriorate over the Center Jap nation’s nuclear capabilities after the US withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
Trump has stood by his choice to take out Soleimani, arguing that the Iranian army chief was planning an “imminent” assault towards the US by blowing up 4 totally different embassies.
His killing, the commander-in-chief argued, thwarted these assaults.
Iran has vowed revenge for the killing for months, although little motion has been taken. With the coronavirus pandemic in full swing, preventing between the 2 nations was pressured to pause.
Again in April, Iran referred to as on the White Home to carry sanctions in an effort to assist cease the unfold of the virus.
In response, the State Division asserted that every one sanctions on the Center Jap nation had been unrelated to coronavirus response efforts.
“We’ve repeatedly mentioned that US sanctions don’t impede the Iranian regime’s response to the Covid-19 disaster,” State Division spokesman Morgan Ortagus mentioned on the time.
The division additionally accused Iran’s Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of flatly rejecting a suggestion from the US for humanitarian help on the time.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani denied this declare, saying, “American leaders are mendacity … In the event that they wish to assist Iran, all they should do is to carry sanctions … Then we are able to cope with the coronavirus outbreak.”
With Publish wires