A man sentenced to death in Iran for spying for the CIA and attempting to pass on information about Tehran's nuclear program will be executed soon, authorities said on Tuesday, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.
Iran announced on Tuesday that it issued a death sentence to an imprisoned individual the country accuses of spying on behalf of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Iran's supreme court signed off on a death sentence for Amir Rahimpour, whom the regime accuses of providing sensitive nuclear secrets to the United States, Gholamhossein Esmaeili, Iran's judiciary spokesman, said.
The spokesman added that Rahimpour had received large sums of money, while cooperating with the US spy agency, but he did not disclose any more details about the case.
Rahimpour "had been identified and prosecuted and sentenced to death and recently, the country's National Supreme Court confirmed the sentence and, God willing, he will be punish soon".
"While being in touch with the spy agency, he earned a lot of money as wages as he tried to deliver some information from Iran´s nuclear program to the American agency", the IRNA report said.
The CIA did not immediately comment.
He added that two others who also collected intelligence for the USA under the disguise of a charity have also stood on trial and were sentenced to 10 years of prison for espionage operations and 5 more years for acting against security.
Iran in the past has sentenced alleged American and Israeli spies to death.
Ismaili also said that two other individuals accused of gathering intelligence for the CIA have been sentenced to ten and five years in prison respectively. Then he mysteriously disappeared.
U.S. President Donald Trump's unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 agreement and the reintroduction of harsh economic sanctions have heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington.
He was awaited August 2016, the very same week that Iran implemented a team of militants as well as a year after the nation concurred to a site accord to limitation uranium enrichment in exchange for the training of financial permissions.
Tensions between the USA and Iran have since spiraled further, culminating in President Donald Trump's order to kill a top Iranian general, and Tehran's retaliatory missile strikes on bases in Iraq housing US troops.