Iranian authorities said that 17 individuals were convicted of spying for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
According to officials, who were captured last year, had all received interrogation techniques and were tasked with spying on the country’s sensitive centers in the economic, nuclear, infrastructural, military and cyber areas… where they collected classified information.. And now some of those arrested had been sentenced to death.
The announcement comes after three months of spiralling confrontation with the West that began when new tighter U.S. sanctions took effect at the start of May.
There was no comment from U.S. authorities on the report.
The announcement comes amid deteriorating relationships between Iran and Western nations including the US and UK.