Iran condemns death spy to CIA information on Soleimani

Sentenced for spying for the CIA and Mossad, an Iranian was sentenced to death on Tuesday for providing information that allowed the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani during a US strike in January in Baghdad.

Tehran had promised: the death of General Qassem Soleimani, killed by Washington in early January in Baghdad, would not go unpunished. National authorities announced on Tuesday (June 9) that they are preparing to execute an Iranian citizen accused of providing information to the United States and Israel about the general’s movements, which led to his assassination in January.

Mahmoud Moussavi Majd was found guilty of spying on the Iranian armed forces, “especially the Quds force,” and providing the CIA and Mossad with information on “his whereabouts and whereabouts (his leader) martyred General Qassem Soleimani,” the lawsuit said in court Gholamhossein Esmaïli during a television press conference.

He is accused of receiving large sums of money for his cooperation with these two intelligence services in Iran’s enemy country

His death sentence has been confirmed by the Supreme Court and “will be implemented soon”, added Gholamhossein Esmaïli, without giving further details.

A crackdown in the Middle East, and General Soleimani’s death had already resurfaced strong tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Tehran began several revenge strikes during the process. One of them wrongly targeted a Ukrainian Boeing and its 176 passengers and crew were killed.

With AFP and Reuters