Shafaqna Pakistan: Iran on Saturday revealed new information about that it has recently sentenced to death for spying on late IRGC Quds Force commander General Qassem Soleimani.
In a statement, Tehran said that Mahmoud Mousavi Majd was hired by the Mossad and the CIA to spy on Gen. Soleimani and other IRGC forces in Syria but had nothing to do with the assassination of the Iranian military leader by the US in January.
“Majd, who has been sentenced to death, was residing in Syria with his family, and he provided information about Iranian advisors, the work of the Ministry of Defense and the Qods Force and the movements of Qassem Soleimani and his places of residence during 2018 and 2019 to the Israeli Mossad and U.S. intelligence,” an Iranian official was quoted as saying in the media.
“The spy has nothing to do with the assassination of Mr. Soleimani, and he was providing the enemy with information about our advisory forces in Syria,” the official added.
The official added that Majd’s sentence was upheld and will be carried out in future.
Information about Majd’s death sentence was confirmed this week, with some media outlets accusing him of providing information to foreign spy agencies about the whereabouts of General Soleimani and other Iranian military commanders in Syria.
The Media Center of the Iranian Judiciary said Friday that Majd was sentenced to death before General Soleimani’s assassination.
“The first death sentence against Mahmoud Mousavi Majd was issued on August 25, 2019,” said Mizan’s director.
“The spy was in prison when the assassination of Gen. Soleimani and he was not the person who provided information about the arrival of the late general and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis at Baghdad Airport.”