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Publish Date: 15:01 - 14 July 2020
Tuesday, 14 July 2020_The Iranian Judiciary says it has executed a former employee of the Defense Ministry convicted of spying for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and that another agent of American and Israeli spy services is now on death row.

Iran executes CIA spy, another agent of US, Israel on death rowSpeaking to reporters on Tuesday, Judiciary spokesman Gholam-Hossein Esmaeili announced that Reza Asgari, who had retired from the Defense Ministry's Aerospace Industries Organization four years ago, was executed last week.

In the final years of his service, Asgari established links with CIA and received money for selling the US spy agency the information he possesses about Iran’s missile program, he added.

He was identified, convicted and sentenced to death,” Esmaeili said.

The Judiciary spokesman was also asked about the case of Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd, who had been sentenced to death for spying on Iranian military advisers in Syria on behalf of CIA and Mossad.

The death penalty, he said, is yet to be carried out.

Mousavi-Majd has been found guilty of providing information to US and Israeli spy services on the whereabouts of Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

Elsewhere in his remarks, Esmaeili announced the approval of the death penalties handed to three people, who had been arrested in connection with 2019 riots.

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