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Iran Executes Nuclear Scientist for ‘Spying’ for US

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Iran continues to stay in the news because of its nuclear program - the very program last year's international agreement intended to stop. Now, Arutz Sheva's Elad Benari reports that the Islamic Republic has executed a nuclear scientist it claims was a spy for the United States:

Iran has executed a nuclear scientist convicted of handing over "confidential and vital" information to the United States, a judicial spokesman said on Sunday, according to the AFP news agency.

"Shahram Amiri was hanged for revealing the country's top secrets to the enemy," the spokesman, Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejeie, was quoted as having told reporters in Tehran.

Amiri, 39, disappeared in Saudi Arabia in June 2009 and resurfaced a year later in the United States.

Conflicting accounts said he had either been abducted or had defected at a time when international tensions over Iran's nuclear program were at their peak...

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