Iran Executes Alleged CIA Spy Who Worked In Defense Ministry

https://nationandstate.com/2020/07/14/iran-executes-alleged-cia-spy-who-worked-in-defense-ministry/

The AP identifies the following based on Iranian state media:

The report said Reza Asgari was executed last week. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said Asgari had worked in the airspace department of the ministry and retired in 2016.

“In the last years of his service, he joined the CIA, he sold information about our missiles… to the CIA and took money from them,” Esmaili said. “He was identified, tried and sentenced to death.”

In some recent examples, Iranian officials have claimed some among the spies have “confessed” to working with the CIA or other Western intelligence agencies.

In other instances there are still Western travelers who ended up in Iranian political prisons on what seem to many like trumped up charges of spying and sabotage related activities.

For example in 2019 three Australian nationals were imprisoned – with one given a steep ten year prison sentence.