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: We Hanged CIA, Mossad Spies
Iran has hanged a pair of men today that it convicted of spying for the Mossad and the CIA.   (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

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 Iran stories.)

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