x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Iran executes Israeli accused of spying

Iran has hanged a man found guilty of working as a 'spy' for Israeli intelligence service Mossad, according to the state news agency IRNA.

Iran has hanged a man found guilty of working as a "spy" for Israeli intelligence service Mossad, the state news agency IRNA reported quoting the Tehran prosecutor's office.

Ali Akbar Siadat was hanged in Tehran's Evin prison today after having been condemned to death for "working for Mossad," IRNA reported, quoting the prosecutor's office.

Siadat was found guilty of having had links with Mossad for six years, IRNA reported.

"He had received $60,000 to give classified information to the Zionist regime," IRNA reported.

IRNA said Siadat had acknowledged establishing contacts with one Israeli embassy overseas and that he was transferring information of Iranian military bases to the "enemy."

He was also giving information "about missiles belonging to the Revolutionary Guards."

IRNA said three years ago Siadat had received a computer and other equipment for his work.

Siadat used to meet his contacts from the Israeli intelligence service in Turkey, Thailand and Netherlands in different hotels, IRNA said.

He was arrested two years ago with his wife while trying to leave Iran, the report added.