Former Iranian deputy defense minister sentenced to death for spying for Britain

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Iran's former deputy defense minister sentenced to death for spying for Britain

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Former Deputy Defense Minister of Iran, General Ali Reza Akbari, who served from 1995 to 2005 under President Mohammad Khatami, was sentenced to death for spying for the UK . This was reported by Al Arabia.

According to the publication, Akbari had British citizenship and, after being arrested in the period from 2019 to 2020 and charged, he appealed the verdict, but the Supreme Court of Iran rejected the appeal.

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"Iranian Intelligence Ministry in named Akbari one of the most important agents" MI6 and reported that he provided valuable information about Iran to British intelligence”,— According to the message.

According to the Ministry of Information of the republic, published in the Iranian news agency IRNA, Akbari was arrested after a long and multi-level counterintelligence special operation, which included technical means and the transmission of disinformation.

The circumstances of his arrest by the Iranian intelligence agencies were not disclosed, however, according to the BBC, Akbari himself said that he was tortured and forced to confess in front of the camera to crimes that he did not commit.

Earlier it was reported that a network of “agents of the spy organization of the Zionist regime sent to the country to carry out terrorist operations” was revealed in Iran.

According to the Ministry of Intelligence of the Islamic Republic of Iran, members of this network, “who were in  ;agents of the spy-terrorist organization “Mossad” through one of neighboring countries and penetrating into the country from Kurdistan", they planned to carry out "unprecedented sabotage and terrorist operations with the use of the latest operational and communications equipment and powerful explosives".

Group members in advance set targets for terrorist attacks in “especially sensitive areas”, but were “trapped, and their weapons, explosives, technical means and means of communication” discovered and confiscated.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga 

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