Fri, 27 Nov 2020

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A retired employee of Iran's Defense Ministry has been hanged for providing the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with information on Iranian missiles, the Judiciary's spokesman said.

In remarks at a press conference on Tuesday, Gholam Hossein Esmaeili said the spy, named Reza Askari, has been put to death for spying for the CIA.

After retirement from the Defense Ministry's Aerospace Department in 2012, the convict was connected with the CIA, sold information on the production of Iranian missiles, and received money in exchange, the spokesman added.

He said Askari was under intelligence surveillance and was finally put to death last week after trial.

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