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Iran executes translator convicted of spying for CIA, Israel

Iran on Monday executed a former translator convicted of spying for the US and Israel, together with serving to to find a high Iranian basic killed later by the Individuals, the judiciary mentioned.

The killing of Main Common Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike close to Baghdad airport in January introduced decades-old arch-enemies Iran and america to the brink of battle.

The judiciary’s Mizan On-line web site mentioned Mahmoud Mousavi Majd’s loss of life “sentence was carried out on Monday morning over the cost of espionage in order that the case of his betrayal to his nation might be closed ceaselessly”.

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Its spokesman mentioned earlier this month that Majd had been sentenced to loss of life for spying on “numerous safety fields, particularly the armed forces and the Quds Drive and the whereabouts and actions of martyr Common Qasem Soleimani”.

Majd had been discovered responsible of receiving giant sums of cash from each the US Central Intelligence Company and Israel’s Mossad, mentioned the spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili.

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Soleimani headed the Quds Drive, the overseas operations arm of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Iran retaliated for his loss of life by firing a volley of ballistic missiles at US troops stationed in Iraq, however US President Donald Trump opted in opposition to responding militarily.

Whereas the assault on the western Iraqi base of Ain Al-Asad left no US troopers useless, dozens of them suffered mind trauma.

Majd was arrested some two years in the past and was indirectly concerned within the killing of Soleimani in Baghdad, based on a press release the judiciary issued in June.

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Majd had migrated to Syria within the 1970s along with his household and labored as an English and Arabic language translator at an organization, Mizan mentioned.

When warfare broke out, he selected to remain within the nation whereas his household left.

“His data of Arabic and familiarity with Syria’s geography made him near Iranian navy advisers and he took duties in teams stationed from Idlib to Latakia,” the location added.

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