Iran to execute spy who helped US target general: judiciary

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran said yesterday it will execute a man whose conviction for spying for the US and Israel by helping target a top Iranian general has been upheld by the supreme court.

Mahmoud Mousavi Majd was convicted of spying on Iran’s armed forces “especially the Quds Force and on the whereabouts and movements of martyr General Qasem Soleimani” for large sums of money from both Israel’s Mossad and the United States (US) Central Intelligence Agency, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili told a televised news conference.

Majd’s death sentence has been upheld by the supreme court and “will be carried out soon” he added.

Soleimani, who headed the Quds Force, the foreign operations arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, was killed in January in a US drone strike in Baghdad.