A man in Iran alleged by the regime to be a spy for the CIA is reportedly scheduled to be executed soon, an Iranian official announced Tuesday. As Fox News reports:
The declaration against Amir Rahimpour comes as judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili revealed that Iran has handed 15-year prison sentences to two other alleged spies for the CIA — 10 years for spying and five years for acting against national security.
“Amir Rahimpour, who was a CIA spy and got big pay out and tried to present part of Iran’s nuclear information to the American intelligence service, had been tried and sentenced to death and recently the Supreme Court upheld his sentence and you will see it carried out soon,” he reportedly told the Fars news agency.
…Esmaili did not name the others arrested, only saying they worked in the “charitable field,” without elaborating.
Iran in the past has sentenced alleged American and Israeli spies to death. The last such spy executed was Shahram Amiri, who defected to the U.S. at the height of Western efforts to thwart Iran’s nuclear program. When he returned in 2010, he was welcomed with flowers by government leaders and even went on the Iranian talk-show circuit. Then he mysteriously disappeared.
So far the CIA has refused to comment on the matter or confirm whether or not Rahimpour did in fact work for the CIA.