Iran convicts 2 men of spying for Britain, Israel
Tehran: An Iranian court has convicted two men on charges of spying for Britain and Israel and sentenced them to 10 and five years in prison, respectively.
State television today quoted prosecutor Yadollah Movahhed in southeastern Kerman province, where both were tried, as saying that the man sentenced to 10 years had "exchanged information with four British intelligence operatives."
Movahhed says the other man passed on intelligence to a security officer at the Israeli embassy in Thailand. He was arrested last August.
Both men are believed to be Iranians but Movahhed did not provide their names. It was not known if the suspects had defence lawyers or who they were.
Iran occasionally says it has dismantled Western spying networks in the country and announces arrests of individuals on espionage charges.
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