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Iran executes translator convicted of spying for Mossad and the CIA

Mahmoud Mousavi Majd was killed by the Islamic republic charged with providing information about the killing of Qassem Soleimani

Mourners step over a U.S. flags with pictures of President Trump while waiting for the funeral of Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Mourners step over a U.S. flags with pictures of President Trump while waiting for the funeral of Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Iran executed a man working there as a translator after he was convicted of spying for the Mossad and CIA.

Mahmoud Mousavi Majd was executed Monday, the semi-official Iranian Fars news agency reported.

Majd was accused of providing information on the movements of a top general, Qassem Soleimani, Fars reported, citing the Iranian judiciary. Soleimani was assassinated by a U.S. drone airstrike on Jan. 2 while he was riding in a vehicle near Baghdad International Airport.

Majd was arrested two years ago, well before Soleimani’s assassination.

He was found guilty of receiving large sums of money from both the CIA and Israel’s Mossad.

Majd was an Iranian national who had moved from Iran to Syria in 1970s along with his family. He was working in Iran as a translator for an Iran-affiliated company, according to Fars.

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