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Iran Confirms Execution of Alleged CIA Spy

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Iranian leaders on Tuesday confirmed the execution of an alleged CIA spy who the country accused of informing the United States about Iran's military and nuclear endeavors, according to the country's state-controlled press.

Iran accused Reza Asgari, a onetime member of the country's defense ministry, of providing the CIA with key details about the Islamic Republic's military activities. Gholam Hossein Esmaeili, Iran's judiciary spokesman, confirmed Asgari was executed last week after being found guilty of spying by the country's courts.

Iran also claimed to have sentenced a second accused spy to death.

"Recently an individual named Seyyed Mahmoud Mousavi Majd, who had been connected with Mossad and CIA services and had collected and transmitted intelligence on the location of Martyr General Soleimani, has been given a death sentence by the Islamic Revolution Court," Esmaeili was quoted as telling Iranian reporters on Tuesday.