Iran executes man over espionage on General Soleimani for US, Israel

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Iran executed a man convicted of providing information to the United States and Israel about a prominent Revolutionary Guard general later killed by a U.S. drone strike, Associated Press quoting state TV reported on Monday.

The report said the death sentence was carried out against Mahmoud Mousavi Majd, without elaborating.

The country’s judiciary had said in June that Majd was “linked to the CIA and the Mossad,” the Israeli intelligence agency, and alleged that Majd shared security information on the Guard and its expeditionary unit, called the Quds, or Jerusalem Force, which Qassem Soleimani commanded.

Mr. Soleimani was killed in an American drone strike in Baghdad in January leading to widespread protests across the Shiite world and functions in his remembrance were held in Iran and other parts.
The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, and five others.
Iran later retaliated for Soleimani’s killing with a ballistic missile strike targeting US forces in Iraq.

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