Iran hangs two men accused of spying for US, Israel

Published May 19th, 2013 - 09:32 GMT
A fuzzy picture shows Mohammad Heidari, one of the men accused of spying for Western intelligence agencies. He was hanged at dawn on Sunday. Picture courtesy of onenews.com
A fuzzy picture shows Mohammad Heidari, one of the men accused of spying for Western intelligence agencies. He was hanged at dawn on Sunday. Picture courtesy of onenews.com

The Iranian government on Sunday executed two men that is claims were working for international spy agencies, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Sunday.

The two men who have been killed were allegedly passing information to the CIA, the US intelligence service, and Israel's Mossad.

Reuters named the two men as Mohammad Heidari and Kourosh Ahmadi. Heidari was executed for giving security information and details to Mossad in exchange for money, whilst Ahmadi was faced with claims that he passed sensitive information over to the CIA.

The two men were hanged at dawn, according to Fars. 

 The authority for their execution came from Tehran's Revolutionary Court and was confirmed by the Supreme Court. The court's report did not specify details on when the pair was arrested for their alleged crimes or when their trial occurred.

Iran takes pride in its ability to shut down foreign intelligence agencies working inside the country. Previously, it blamed the assassination of scientists working on a nuclear programme on foreign agencies such Mossad.

The United States has come forward to deny any role in the killing, and Israel has not yet commented. 


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