Iran executes 2 spies working for US, Israel

Iran hanged two convicted spies on Sunday, one found guilty of working for Israel, the other for the United States, the Tehran prosecutor's office announced.

Mohammad Heydari was convicted of "receiving payment to provide intelligence on various security issues and national secrets in repeated meetings with the Mossad," Israel's intelligence agency, a statement said.

Koroush Ahmadi was found guilty of "providing intelligence on various issues to the CIA." The statement did not give further details as to when the two were arrested.

Iran accuses its arch foes Israel and the United States of waging a deadly campaign of sabotage against its nuclear programme and has announced a string of arrests of alleged agents in recent years.

In May last year, Iran executed Majid Jamali Fashi after convicting him of spying for the Mossad and of playing a key role in the January 2010 assassination of a top nuclear scientist in return for payment of $120,000.

Iran is also still holding US-Iranian national, Amir Mirzai Hekmati, a former US Marine, whom it accuses of being an operative of the CIA.

Iran's Guard warns against post-poll turmoil

A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard has warned that his forces will be on watch for possible unrest after June 14 presidential election, calling the outcome "unpredictable", media reported Sunday. Col Rasool Sanaeirad also warned that a "possible riot in Tehran could spread" to other regions, claiming chances for turmoil are heightened because Iran is for the first time holding both presidential and municipal balloting at the same time.

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