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Daily Israel Report

Iran Kills 2 for Spying for Israel, US

Iran hanged two convicted spies on
Sunday, one found guilty of working for Israel.
First Publish: 5/19/2013, 10:16 AM

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
AFP photo

Iran hanged two convicted spies on Sunday, one accused and found guilty of working for Israel, the other for the United States, the AFP news agency reports, based on an announcement from the Tehran prosecutor's office. The Israeli government did not comment on the event.
   
Mohammad Heydari was convicted of "receiving payment to provide intelligence on various security issues and national secrets in repeated
meetings with the Mossad," Israel's intelligence agency, a statement said.
   
Koroush Ahmadi was found guilty of "providing intelligence on various issues to the CIA."
   
The statement did not give further details.
   
Iran accuses Israel and the United States of waging a deadly campaign of sabotage against its nuclear program and has announced a string of arrests of alleged agents in recent years.
   
In May last year, Iran executed Majid Jamali Fashi after convicting him of spying for the Mossad and of playing a key role in the January 2010
assassination of a top nuclear scientist in return for payment of $120,000.
   
Iran is also still holding US-Iranian national, Amir Mirzai Hekmati, a former US Marine, whom it accuses of being an operative of the US Central
Intelligence Agency, despite vigorous denials by both Washington and his family.