Iranian Judicial Official: 4 US Spies Sentenced to Long Jail Terms in Iran

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Tehran’s Public and Revolution Courts Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi announced that Iran’s judicial system has sentenced four individuals to long jail terms for spying for the US.

“A court in Tehran has sentenced four infiltrators and US-linked agents to 10-year jail terms each; the ruling has been confirmed by the country’s Appeals Court,” Jafari Dolatabadi said on Sunday, addressing the eighth meeting of Tehran prosecutor deputies.

He noted that one of the cases is related to conviction of a US national who had come to Iran to take part in post-graduate courses, and said, “The three other convicts include a Lebanese national and two Iranians (a father and his son).”

Jafari Dolatabadi underlined that all of the four convicts have been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

In relevant remarks in January, Jafari Dolatabadi announced that 70 spies had been jailed in Iran on charges of betrayal and spying in favor of the foreign states.

“The arrested spies have passed sensitive information on Iran in the nuclear, military, political, social and cultural fields to the enemies,” Dolatabadi said.

The Tehran public prosecutor said that the enemy is seeking to create unrest in Iran by hatching plots to carry out bomb attacks across the country.

The Iranian intelligence and security forces have in recent months busted several terrorist groups and foiled their plots aimed at wreaking havoc in different parts of the country.

Several terrorists have been arrested and large amounts of explosives and bomb-making materials have been confiscated from them.

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