Iran: We Hanged CIA, Mossad Spies
Tehran says it executed 2 men this morning
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2013 6:47 AM CDT
Iran has hanged a pair of men today that it convicted of spying for the Mossad and the CIA.   (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

(Newser) – Iran is claiming that it has today hanged a pair of spies it convicted of slipping information to the CIA and Israel's Mossad, according to a state radio report. The report is sketchy on when the men were arrested or convicted, but says the dead are Mohammad Heidari, who was accused of giving the Mossad classified info for cash, and Kourosh Ahmadi, who allegedly gave the CIA intelligence on Iran. The AP notes that Tehran routinely claims to have taken down Western spies, and Reuters adds that it has often blamed the assassination of its nuclear scientists on Western spy agencies.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Iran: We Hanged CIA, Mossad Spies is...
9%
35%
15%
11%
12%
17%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 20 comments
augie2
May 19, 2013 6:58 PM CDT
Pull every U.S. person out of Iran and hit the ignore button on them and this means the money we send those miserable mutts.
Smitty6398
May 19, 2013 6:25 PM CDT
Sounds like Iran is showing off for North Korea; baddest kid on the block type thing .
fandancy
May 19, 2013 6:06 PM CDT
The CIA spy was passing info on Iran's oppression of women. Rick Santorum already had it figured out, though.