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Iran to execute alleged spy who gave nuclear secrets to CIA

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Posted at 3:10 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 15:10:26-05

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran says its top court has confirmed a death sentence for an Iranian man convicted of spying for the CIA.

Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili identified the alleged spy on Monday as Amir Rahimpour and said he would be executed soon.

Esmaili did not elaborate on what Rahimpour is accused of doing, nor on his age or background.

State media did not immediately name Rahimpour’s lawyer.

However, a report by the state-run IRNA news agency alleged that Rahimpour received money from the CIA to share details of Iran's nuclear program.

The CIA did not respond to a request for comment.