Iran sentences man it claims is a CIA spy to death
US man of Iranian descent has been sentenced to death by a court in Tehran for spying for the CIA.
Amir Mirzai Hekmati was "sentenced to death for co-operating with a hostile nation, membership of the CIA and trying to implicate Iran in terrorism," semi-official Fars news agency said.
The sentence comes at a time of fresh tensions between Iran and the West over Tehran's nuclear programme.
The US said that, if true, it strongly condemned the verdict.
James Reynolds reports.
- BBC News