Iran said Tuesday that its high court supported that a death sentence for the Australian man convicted of spying for the CIA, together with state media alleging that he’d shared details about the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program with the American spy agency.
Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili recognized the supposed spy Amir Rahimpour and stated he’d be implemented shortly. Esmaili didn’t elaborate on what Rahimpour was accused of performing, nor on his age or history. State media didn’t name Rahimpour’s attorney.
But a report from the state-run IRNA news agency alleged that Rahimpour received cash from the CIA to discuss details of Iran’s atomic program.
“While being in contact with the spy service, he made a great deal of money as salary as he attempted to provide some advice from Iran’s nuclear program into the American bureau,” the IRNA report said. Rahimpour” was identified and prosecuted and sentenced to death and lately, the nation’s National Supreme Court afafirmed the sentence and, God willing, he’ll be punished shortly.”
Esmaili didn’t name those detained, just saying they functioned at the”charitable field,” without elaborating.
Iran previously has sentenced alleged Israeli and American spies to depart. The final such spy implemented was Shahram Amiri, who defected to the U.S. in the height of Western attempts to thwart Iran’s atomic program. When he returned in 2010, he had been welcomed with flowers by government leaders and even went to the Iranian talk-show circuit. He then mysteriously disappeared.
He had been hanged in August 2016the same week that Tehran implemented a set of militants and annually later Iran agreed to a landmark accord to restrict uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.
A U.S. drone attack in January murdered Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani at Baghdad, a targeted killing that prompted Tehran to establish a retaliatory ballistic missile attack on Iraqi bases home American troops.
Before the agreement, a computer virus thought to be made from the U.S. and Israel ruined Iranian centrifuges. Meanwhile, Iranian atomic scientists have been targeted in a string of assassinations.