IRAN EXECUTES TWO MEN FOUND GUILTY OF SPYING – Iran’s animosity and hatred for the U.S and Israel was further supported with news that two spies, one working for the U.S Government’s CIA and the other working for Israel’s Mossad, where executed by hanging today.
Iran accused Mohammad Heidari of passing state secrets to Mossad agents in return for payment while Kourosh Ahmadi was accused of gathering sensitive information and secrets for the CIA.
Both men were hanged at dawn after being found guilty by Tehran’s Revolutionary Court and then sanctioned by Iran’s Supreme Court.
It is unclear of when the two alleged spies where caught or when in fact their trial was held or even took place. Iran simply made the announcement that this is yet another successful detection of spies operating in Iran and how they deal with spies trading or giving away top secret state secrets or sensitive information to Israel or the U.S.
This has lead to Tehran accusing Israel and the U.S of continued spying on what it refers to as its vital interests and particularly within its nuclear program. While the U.S and Israel believe that continued developments are for the purpose of creating atomic weapons Tehran has vehemently denied these allegations and made it clear that their nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only in order to build nuclear power stations across the country to supply electricity for its citizens.
Last year a number of Iranian nuclear scientist were assassinated which Iran blames on both the U.S and Israel in conducting covert operations in order to remove those with the knowledge of developing nuclear power or weapons.
The U.S has continued to deny any role in the deaths of the nuclear scientists however Israel, to date, has refused to answer any questions on the subject; this has further fueled Iran’s belief that Israel was fully involved in the assassinations.
Much like China, Iran is not unaccustomed to executing people for their crimes and Iran falls second place in the world, behind China for applying the death penalty and carrying it out. In 2012 Amnesty International recorded 314 official executions and yet admitted that this number is likely to be much higher due to the number of crimes on which the death penalty is imposed.
It was not that long ago that two, out of four, armed robbers were found guilty which lead to a public hanging, which Amnesty International condemned as barbaric.
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