According to the latest report, Iran has announced that it’ll execute a CIA agent allegedly convicted of providing information to the US and Israel, about the whereabouts of one of its prominent commanders. The General, Qassem Soleimani was killed early this year, in an American drone strike in Baghdad. That’s because the US blamed him for masterminding attacks by Iran-aligned militias on U.S. forces in the region.
Iran Executing CIA Agent Who Spied And Got General Soleimani Killed
On Tuesday, the Iran judiciary made an announcement, stating that it’ll execute the CIA agent who provided information to the US and Israel about General Soleimani, who’s killed in January in a drone strike by the Americans.
Apart from revealing the name of the CIA agent as Mahmoud Mousavi Majd, the Iran judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili offered little or no information about how and when it’ll execute the man. Here’s what Esmaili said in a televised news conference:
“Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd, one of the spies for CIA and Mossad has been sentenced to death. He gave the whereabouts of martyr Soleimani to our enemies, “
Here’s a burning question that everyone needs to get answers to: how did Majd get access to Soleimani’s travel information?
According to Esmaili, he accused the CIA agent of sharing the security information on the Guard and his Quds force. Furthermore, the Iran judiciary spokesman also said they linked Majd to the US’s CIA and the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad. However, he didn’t provide any evidence to support the claim.
So far, it’s still unclear when Iran will execute the CIA agent Majd, but Esmaili mentioned “soon”.
The American Drone Strike In Baghdad
Apart from General Soleimani, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq (Popular Mobilization Forces), was also killed in the American drone strike in Baghdad. A few other prominent officers killed include the militias’ airport protocol officer, Mohammed Reda, and four others.
Following the killings, reports confirm that Iran was able to retaliate with a rocket attack on Iraq’s Ain al-Asad base. That’s the location where the US forces who killed General Soleimani stationed on January 8. Also, the guard also shot down a Ukrainian jetliner on the same night, killing about 176 people – accidentally.
Although none of the US troops died or suffer any physical injury, reports say hundreds of them later got diagnosed with traumatic brain injury.