Iran Sentences 'Mossad Agent' to Death Over Assassinations of Nuclear Scientists

The accused is said to have met with the Mossad to provide sensitive information about Iran's nuclear sites

File photo: A Ghadr-H missile displayed in Tehran for Iran's annual 'Defense Week' on Sept 24, 2017.
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Iran has sentenced to death a person found guilty of providing information to Israel that led to the assassination of several senior nuclear scientists, the Tehran prosecutor said on Tuesday. 

"The person has had several meetings with (Israeli intelligence agency) Mossad and has provided them with sensitive information about Iran's military and nuclear sites in return for money and residency of Sweden," Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi was quoted as saying in a report by the judiciary's news agency. 

The headline of the report described the convicted person as a "Mossad agent."

In 2011, Majid Jamali Fashi was convicted of being an agent for the Mossad after he pled guilty to killing an Iranian physicist. He was executed in 2012.

Aug. 23, 2011 file photo, Majid Jamali Fashi during his trial in Tehran, Iran.