Iran executes former translator convicted of spying for CIA, Mossad

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Iran on Monday achieved a former translator convicted of spying for the USA and Israel, together with serving to to find a most sensible Iranian normal killed later by means of the American citizens, the judiciary mentioned.

The killing of Main Common Qassem Soleimani in a US drone strike close to Baghdad airport in January introduced decades-old arch enemies Iran and the USA to the edge of battle.

The judiciary’s Mizan On-line website online mentioned Mahmoud Mousavi Majd’s loss of life “sentence was once performed on Monday morning over the fee of espionage in order that the case of his betrayal to his nation shall be closed perpetually”.

Its spokesman mentioned previous this month that Majd were sentenced to loss of life for spying on “more than a few safety fields, particularly the military and the Quds Power and the whereabouts and actions of martyr Common Qassem Soleimani”.

Majd were discovered in charge of receiving massive sums of cash from each the USA Central Intelligence Company and Israel’s Mossad, mentioned the spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili.

Soleimani headed the Quds Power, the overseas operations arm of Iran’s Islamic Progressive Guard Corps.

Iran retaliated for his loss of life by means of firing a volley of ballistic missiles at US troops stationed in Iraq, however US President Donald Trump opted in opposition to responding militarily.

Whilst the assault at the western Iraqi base of Ain Al-Asad left no US infantrymen departed, dozens of them suffered mind trauma.

Majd was once arrested some two years in the past and was once indirectly concerned within the killing of Soleimani in Baghdad, consistent with a remark the judiciary issued in June.

Majd had migrated to Syria within the 1970s along with his circle of relatives and labored as an English and Arabic language translator at an organization, Mizan mentioned.

When warfare broke out, he selected to stick within the nation whilst his circle of relatives left.

“His wisdom of Arabic and familiarity with Syria’s geography made him on the subject of Iranian army advisers and he took obligations in teams stationed from Idlib to Latakia,” the web page added.

‘American bucks’

Majd was once now not a member of the Progressive Guards “however infiltrated many delicate spaces beneath the duvet of being a translator”.

He was once discovered to were paid “American bucks to show knowledge on adviser convoys, army apparatus and verbal exchange techniques, commanders and their actions, vital geographical spaces, codes and passwords” till he got here beneath scrutiny and his get entry to was once downgraded.

He was once arrested in October 2018, Mizan mentioned.

Iran mentioned closing week it had achieved every other guy convicted of spying for the CIA by means of promoting details about Iran’s missile programme.

Reza Asgari had labored on the defence ministry’s aerospace department for years however retired 4 years in the past, and then he offered “knowledge he had referring to our missiles” to the CIA in alternate for enormous sums of cash.

Iran in February passed down a an identical sentence for Amir Rahimpour, every other guy convicted of spying for the USA and conspiring to promote knowledge on Iran’s nuclear programme.

Tehran introduced in December it had arrested 8 other folks “related to the CIA” and all in favour of national boulevard protests that erupted the former month over a marvel petrol value hike.

It additionally mentioned in July 2019 that it had dismantled a CIA undercover agent ring, arrested 17 suspects between March 2018 and March 2019 and sentenced a few of them to loss of life.

Trump on the time pushed aside the declare as “utterly false”.

(AFP)

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