An Iranian court on Sunday sentenced 13 people after finding them guilty of involvement in espionage activities for the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad. Branch 15 of Tehran's Revolution Court ruled that they had been lured into spying for the Mossad by overseas-based satellite television networks and sophisticated advertisement campaigns.
The defendants reportedly accepted large sums of money from Mossad and CIA agents.
According to Press TV, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced on April 17 that it had arrested over a dozen Israeli-linked spies and terrorists. The ministry said the detainees were of Iranian and non-Iranian nationalities.
At the time, the ministry said that one of the missions of these "terrorists" was to identify and assassinate one of the country's experts.
The Iranian Intelligence Ministry has recently announced uncovering an Israeli spy base in a neighboring country, which was run by Mossad.