An Israeli intelligence agent accused of stealing secrets and techniques has been executed in Iran, Iranian media has mentioned.
The unidentified agent was linked to overseas intelligence providers, together with the nationwide company of the State of Israel Mossad, and charged with releasing secret info, Iranian state information company IRNA mentioned.
The execution was carried out by the nation’s judiciary physique in a jail in Zahedan, the capital of the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchistan, on Saturday.
The accused had handed labeled info to a “Mossad officer” with the purpose of fuelling “propaganda for teams and organisations against the Islamic Republic”, the report mentioned.
It didn’t say the place the alleged handover had taken place or when the individual was arrested, however IRNA mentioned an enchantment had been rejected.
In April 2022, Iranian intelligence officers arrested three folks they mentioned belonged to a bunch linked to Mossad. It isn’t clear if the executed individual was considered one of them.
It comes a day after Baluch militants attacked a police station within the impoverished province, killing 11 safety personnel and wounding a number of others.
A state funeral was held on Saturday for the boys within the city of Rask the place the assault passed off, in accordance with state tv.
Two militants of the Jaish al-Adl group had been additionally killed in ensuing clashes.
Sistan-Baluchestan province, which borders Afghanistan and Pakistan, has lengthy been the scene of frequent clashes between safety forces and Sunni militants.
The inhabitants of the province is predominantly Sunni Muslim, whereas most Iranians are Shia.
Iran and Israel have accused one another of spying and waging a shadow battle for years.
Israel views Iran as its best risk and has repeatedly threatened to take navy motion to forestall Iran from buying nuclear weapons.
Iran denies it’s in search of such weapons and has vowed a harsh response to any aggression.
Iran sometimes publicizes the detention of individuals it says are spying for overseas international locations, together with the US and Israel.
In 2020, Iran executed a person convicted of leaking info to the US and Israel a couple of outstanding Islamic Revolutionary Guard basic who was later killed by a US drone strike in Iraq.