An Iranian defense ministry employee has been hanged for allegedly spying for the CIA



Iran's judiciary says Tuesday that a former defense ministry employee convicted of googling on behalf of the Central Intelligence Agency has been killed. This is the second such incident in the last month.


Reza Asgari was reportedly killed last week. Judiciary spokesman Gholzosin Smile said Asgari had worked in the ministry airspace and retired in 2016.

"In the last years of his service, he joined the CIA, sold information about our missiles to the CIA, and took money from them," Esmaili said.

Iran sometimes announces the arrest and execution of Goose spies for foreign countries, including the United States and Israel.

In June, Iran said another spy, Jalal Hajijawar, had been hanged in a Tehran prison. Hajizawar, a former defense ministry employee, admitted in court that he had paid money to spy on the CII, the report said. Authorities reportedly seized gooing action equipment from his residence. The court sentenced Hajijawar's wife to 15 years in prison in connection with the case.

Earlier, in 2016, Iran killed a nuclear scientist convicted of plotting to assassinate the United States.

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