facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Iran executes accused Israeli spy

Nov. 22, 2008 at 1:49 PM   |   Comments

TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- An Iranian accused of spying for Israel has been executed in Tehran, official media reported Saturday.

Iran's state-run IRNA news agency said Ali Ashtari, 45, was put to death six months after Tehran's Revolutionary Court convicted him of spying for the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad in exchange for money, CNN reported.

"Evidence of Ashtari's crime was overwhelming," officials told IRNA.

CNN, quoting the Iranian news service Fars, said Ashtari, a salesman, confessed to obtaining high-end electronic equipment from Mossad and selling it to military and defense equipment merchants in Iran.

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine
2
Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way
3
Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no' Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no'
4
American man detained by South Korean marines American man detained by South Korean marines
5
Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven' Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven'
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback