| Queerly enough, none of the names in the article appear in Rantburg’s archive, unusual for American spies captured in Iran.|
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for
spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet
militias to extend the regime's influence. The word
Iran is a cognate form of
Aryan, the abbreviation
IRGC is a cognate form of
Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term
Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either
Führer or maybe both, and they hate
Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
has issued a death sentence
...the barbaric practice of sentencing a murderer to be punished for as long as his/her/its victim is dead...
for an individual it has accused of spying for the United States, according to the Islamic Theocratic
Iranian courts also issued jail terms of up to 10 years for individuals Tehran accuses of spying for the United States and the United Kingdom.
Iranian prosecutors in the country's notoriously corrupt legal system have requested that the accused U.S. spies be killed for their alleged crimes.
One accused spy, Ali Nafariyeh, "has been sentenced to 10 years of prison and fined with the payment of $55,000 for spying for the CIA benefit," Gholamhossein Esmayeeli, a front man for Iran's judiciary, announced on Tuesday in Tehran, according to the country's state-controlled press.
Another accused spy, Mohammad Babapour, is set to receive a similar sentence.
"Another individual, namely Amir Nasab, has also been sentenced to 10 years in prison for spying for Britannia," Esmayeeli said.
The individual sentenced to death has appealed the decision to Iran's court, though it remains unclear if Tehran will stay the execution.
"Members of the [spy] team were identified last year with strenuous efforts of the Iranian security forces and its agents were identified in Iran's sensitive centers, including the nuclear and defense centers and the country's public infrastructures and most of them were arrested," Esmayeeli said when the alleged spy operations were first announced in July.