Iran’s prime courtroom has confirmed a dying sentence for a person convicted of spying for the CIA and attempting to cross on details about the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili mentioned Amir Rahimpour can be executed quickly.
“Amir Rahimpour, who was a CIA spy and received large pay and tried to current half of Iran’s nuclear data to the American service, had been tried and sentenced to dying,” Esmaili mentioned.
In a separate case, two folks working for a charity had been sentenced to jail phrases of 10 years for spying and 5 years for appearing towards nationwide safety on comparable prices, Esmaili mentioned, in accordance to the semi-official Fars information company.
Talking at a press convention, Esmaili mentioned the names of the two people working for a charity wouldn’t be launched but as a result of their sentences had not been finalized.
He additionally didn’t present details about their nationalities. Iran doesn’t acknowledge twin nationality and the judiciary prosecutes twin residents as Iranians.
Final summer time, Tehran introduced it had damaged up a CIA spy ring of 17 folks and that some had been sentenced to dying.
The CIA didn’t instantly touch upon Esmaili’s remarks.
After Iran’s announcement final summer time, President Trump tweeted: “The Report of Iran capturing CIA spies is completely false. Zero fact.”
In the previous, Iran has sentenced alleged US and Israeli spies to dying.
The final such spy executed was Shahram Amiri, who defected to the US at the peak of Western efforts to thwart Tehran’s nuclear program.
When he returned in 2010, he was welcomed by authorities leaders and even went on the native talk-show circuit earlier than mysteriously disappearing.
He was hanged in August 2016, the identical week that Iran executed a gaggle of militants and a yr after the nation agreed to a landmark accord to restrict uranium enrichment in alternate for the lifting of financial sanctions.
Tensions stay excessive between Iran and the US since Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from Tehran’s nuclear deal.
In January, a US drone strike killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, prompting Tehran to retaliate with a ballistic missile strike on Iraqi bases housing American troops.
With Put up wires