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August 7, 2016 9:29 am

Iran Executes Nuclear Scientist for Giving ‘Vital Information’ to US Intelligence

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The Iranian flag. Iran executed a nuclear scientist who spied for the US. Photo: Wikipedia.

The Iranian flag. Iran executed a nuclear scientist who spied for the US. Photo: Wikipedia.

Iran’s government has executed a nuclear scientist who cooperated with US intelligence, the country’s news official agency confirmed on Sunday.

The family of the scientist, Shahram Amiri, had told the BBC that his body had been brought back with rope marks that suggested he had been hanged. A report by IRNA quotes a spokesman for the Iranian judiciary, Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejehi, as confirming his execution on the grounds that Amiri had “provided the enemy with vital information of the country.”

Read full story at Politico.

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