NewsIran executes Israeli spy, stokes tensions amid regional unrest

Iran executes Israeli spy, stokes tensions amid regional unrest

Wall on the Turkish-Iranian border
Wall on the Turkish-Iranian border
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7:49 AM EST, December 16, 2023

"The agent was in contact with foreign services, including Mossad, gathering classified information. Along with associates, they provided documents to foreign services, including Mossad," reported the IRNA agency. The individual's name was not revealed.

Iran maintains supportive ties with the Palestinian organization Hamas, and has a considerable enmity towards Israel.

Sistan-Baluchistan province is among the most underdeveloped regions in Iran, primarily inhabited by Sunnis. However, a large part of the community practices the Shiite sect of Islam.

The same province was at the heart of intense protests, brutally curbed, following the unfortunate demise of Masy Amini, a young woman detained by the moral police last year for alleged insufficient hair covering. Her death, under unclear circumstances post the detention, sparked an uproar.

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