Iran nuclear scientist executed for spying for US

Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri was initially greeted as a hero when he returned to Tehran in 2010Iran has executed a nuclear scientist convicted of handing over “confidential and vital” information to the United States, a judicial spokesman said on Sunday. “Shahram Amiri was hanged for revealing the country’s top secrets to the enemy,” Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejeie told reporters in Tehran. Amiri, 39, disappeared in Saudi Arabia in June 2009 and resurfaced a year later in the United States.

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