Israeli spy executed in Tehran

Published December 28th, 2010 - 07:52 GMT
Mossad agent hanged
Mossad agent hanged

Iran hanged on Tuesday a man found guilty of providing Israeli spy agency Mossad with Iranian military secrets and information on its missile program for a period of six years, IRNA news agency reported.

Ali Akbar Siadat was hanged in Tehran's Evin prison after being sentenced  to death for "working for Mossad," IRNA quoted the Tehran prosecutor's office as saying.

Siadat was found guilty of working for the Mossad for six years. "He had received 60,000 dollars to give classified information to the Zionist regime," the state news agency added.

Siadat had acknowledged having established contacts with one Israeli embassy overseas and that he had been giving information "about missiles belonging to the Revolutionary Guards."

He was also transferring information "to the enemy of military bases, fighter jets, the number of training flights, airplane accidents and air systems of the Revolutionary Guards," the report said.

Three years ago Siadat had received a computer and other equipment for his work. He used to meet his contacts from the Israeli intelligence service in Turkey, Thailand and Netherlands, the Iranian news agency reported.

It added that when he was detained tin 2008  with his wife while trying to leave Iran he was found with 29 pages of classified information.


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