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Iranian intelligence arrests alleged Israeli spy

A man was executed last year for allegedly spying on Iranian forces for Israel and the United States.
Sarah Hekmati (R), sister of US Marine Corps veteran Amir Hekmati, speaks about her brother on May 19, 2014, during a vigil held for him in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, DC. The vigil was held on the 1,000th day of Amir's imprisonment in Iran. Amir is an Iranian-American detained in Iran while visiting his grandmother. Falsely accused of being a spy, he was detained in August of 2011, held in solitary confinement for months and hidden by the walls of Irans Evin prison. He was sen

Iranian authorities arrested an alleged Israeli spy on Monday.

The Intelligence Ministry said the spy was arrested in the northwestern province of East Azerbaijan. Several other alleged spies for unspecified other countries were also arrested, the semi-official Tasnim News Agency reported on Monday.

The Iranian government reported several arrests of alleged spies last year. In August, they arrested several individuals they said spied on Iran’s nuclear program, military, economy and infrastructure for Israel’s Mossad and the United States' CIA.

Iranian media outlets did not immediately report any further details on the arrest in East Azerbaijan.

The punishment for such crimes can be death. In July, the Iranian government executed a man who allegedly spied on Iranian troops in Syria for the United States and Israel.

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