Iran sentences a 'CIA spy' to death for passing details of its nuclear program to the US

Mail Online | 10/19/2019 | Chris Dyer For;Associated Press
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Iran said it has sentenced one of its nationals to death for spying on its nuclear program for the CIA.

A judiciary spokesman confirmed today that an Iranian man has been handed the sentence for passing on information about Iran's nuclear capabilities to the US.

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Iran said its top court confirmed the death sentence for an Iranian man convicted of spying for the CIA.

State media alleged he had shared details of the Islamic Republic's nuclear program with the American spy agency.

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Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili identified the purported spy as Amir Rahimpour and said he would be executed soon.

Esmaili did not elaborate on what Rahimpour was accused of doing, nor on his age or background. State media did not immediately name Rahimpour's lawyer.

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However, a report by the state-run IRNA news agency alleged that Rahimpour received money from the CIA to share details of Iran's nuclear program.

Gholamhossein Esmaili said, according to Fars news agency: 'Amir Rahimpour who was a CIA spy and got big pay and tried to present part of Iran's nuclear information to the American service had been tried and sentenced to death and recently the supreme court upheld his sentence and you will see it carried out soon.'

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Rahimpour 'had been identified and prosecuted and sentenced to death and recently, the country's National Supreme Court confirmed the sentence and, God willing, he will be punish soon'.

'While being in touch with the spy agency, he earned a lot of money as wages as he tried to deliver some information from Iran's nuclear program to the American agency,' the IRNA report said.

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The CIA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The announcement comes as two charity workers were jailed on charges of spying for the Central Intelligence Agency.

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