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Iran’s Judiciary: CIA, Mossad Spy Sentenced to Death

Iran's Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Esmayeeli announced on Tuesday that an Iranian national who has been spying for the Mossad and CIA was sentenced to death.

“Recently, Seyed Mahmoud Mousavi Majd who was linked both to the Mossad and CIA and spied in the security field and on Armed Forces in exchange for dollar payments was arrested,” Esmayeeli told reporters.

“This person was sentenced to death,” he said, adding that he will be executed soon so that his masters see the faith of betrayers.

He said Mousavi Majd had disclosed itinerary of the routes taken by the martyred Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.

Yet, a later Judiciary statement reminded that Majd had played no role in the US terror attack on Martyred General Soleimani, implying that his spying pertained to the time before Gen. Soleimani’s martyrdom.

Esmayeeli said that despite the strenuous attempts by the US and Israel to spy on Iran, the Iranian security and intelligence forces foil their plots by preventing the espionage activities.

In a relevant development in February, an Iranian court had also issued death penalty for a person who has spied for the CIA in the country.

“Amir Rahimpour who spied for the CIA and received huge amounts of money and attempted to provide the US intelligence service with a part of Iran’s nuclear information was tried and had been sentenced to death and the supreme court has also recently endorsed his sentence and he will be punished soon,” Esmayeeli told reporters in a press conference in Tehran at the time.

He added that two others who also collected intelligence for the US under the disguise of a charity have also stood on trial and were sentenced to 10 years of prison for espionage operations and 5 more years for acting against security.

Last year, Iran issued rulings for two persons who spied for the US and Saudi Arabia in the country.

“Rulings have been issued for two spies of the US and Saudi (intelligence) agencies,” Esmayeeli told reporters in a press conference in Tehran in May 2019.

The spokesman declined to reveal any further details.

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