Iran executes 2 convicted as spies for Israel, CIA

TEHRAN — Iran has executed two men convicted of spying for the CIA and Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, state radio reported Sunday.

Mohammad Heidari, who was accused of providing Mossad with classified information in return for money, and Kourosh Ahmadi, who allegedly gave the CIA intelligence on Iran, were hanged, the report said.

The report did not say when the men were arrested or tried.

Iran occasionally says it has dismantled Western spying networks in the country and announces arrests of ­individuals on espionage charges.

Tehran accuses Israel and the United States of spying on its vital interests, particularly its nuclear program, which the West suspects is aimed at producing an atomic weapon. Tehran denies the charge.


Both Israel and the United States have not ruled out a military option against Iran’s nuclear facilities.

In a separate development Sunday, a senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard warned that his forces will be on watch for possible unrest after next month’s presidential election, calling the ­outcome ‘‘unpredictable’’ and sending the strongest ­message yet against any ­attempts to revive street ­protests.

The comments by Colonel Rasool Sanaeirad point to a wide-ranging effort by Iranian authorities to intimidate opposition groups that could use the June 14 voting for possible political demonstrations.

Associated Press