Iran said on Tuesday that it would execute a man whose espionage conviction for the United States and Israel was confirmed by the Supreme Court with the support of a top Iranian general.
Mahmoud Mousavi Majd has been sentenced to have spied on the Iranian armed forces, particularly the Quds Force and the whereabouts and movements of the martyr General Qasem Soleimani, for large sums of money from both the Israeli Mossad and the United States intelligence agency, Justice Minister Gholamhossein Esmaili said on television broadcast press conference.
Majd's death sentence has been upheld by the Supreme Court and "will be executed soon," he added.
Soleimani, who led the Quds Force, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's foreign mission, was killed in a US drone attack in Baghdad in January.
Iran issued a similar verdict in February against Amir Rahimpour, another man convicted of spying for the United States and conspiring to sell information about the Iranian nuclear program.
Tehran announced in December that it had arrested eight "CIA-related" people involved in nationwide street protests that broke out the previous month due to a surprising rise in gasoline prices.
In July 2019, it was also said that she had dismantled a CIA spy ring, arrested 17 suspects between March 2018 and March 2019, and sentenced some of them to death.
US President Donald Trump dismissed the allegation at the time as "completely wrong".
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