Iran’s National Supreme Court (INSC) confirmed a death sentence for an Iranian man convicted of spying for the US, the state-run IRNA news agency reported. Allegedly, Amir Rahimpour received money from the CIA to share details of Iran’s nuclear program.
While state media alleging that Mr Rahimpour had shared details of his country’s nuclear program with the Americans, INSC’s verdict is unequivocally clear.
On Tuesday, Gholamhossein Esmaili, judiciary spokesman, has identified the purported spy as Amir Rahimpour. That crime will be punished as Iranian law rules, the traitor would be executed soon.
Esmaili did not elaborate on what Rahimpour was accused of doing, nor on his age or background.
“While being in touch with the spy agency, he earned a lot of money as wages as he tried to deliver some information from Iran’s nuclear program to the American agency,” the IRNA report reads.
Following this, the CIA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
For Iran, it is not the first case when alleged American and Israeli spies were sentenced to death. He was hanged in August 2016, the same week that Tehran executed a group of militants and a year after Iran agreed to a landmark accord to limit uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.