Iran Executed A Mossad And CIA Spy Who Passed Information About Soleimani
Mahmoud Mousavi Majd was executed in Iran for collaborating with the CIA and the Israeli foreign intelligence service Mossad, according to the Fars News Agency.
It is noted that an Iranian citizen, Mousavi Majd, went to school in Syria, where he moved as a child with his family. Due to his good knowledge of English and Arabic, he was recruited as a translator to work for one of the Syrian companies that worked with Iran.
As the Agency notes, with the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011, the family of Mousavi Majda returned to Iran, while he continued to work in Syria. While working as a translator, the man managed to get close to Iranian military advisers helping the government in Damascus and gain access to classified information.
According to the Agency, Majd transmitted data on the personnel, weapons, and communication systems of the Iranian armed forces in Syria to the CIA, the Israeli intelligence service Mossad and the Saudi special services. Then he came to the attention of Iran's counterintelligence, and his access to sensitive information was restricted.
On July 9, the official representative of the Supreme court of Iran, Gholam Hossein Ismaili, announced that the Iranian authorities had sentenced Mousavi Majd to death for spying and providing foreign intelligence services with information about the location of General Qasem Suleimani. At the same time, the judicial authorities later clarified that the activities of the accused are not directly related to the death of the Iranian commander in January 2020 as a result of a missile strike by the US armed forces.
The authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran have officially supported the government of Bashar al-Assad since the beginning of the armed conflict in Syria in 2011. According to the official version, the Iranian forces are present on the territory of the country only as military advisers. The Iranian authorities call their military in the country "defenders of shrines" revered by Shiite Muslims, most of whom are located in Damascus and Aleppo.
Spying against Damascus
According to the IRIB broadcasting Corporation, Mousavi Majd not only passed information to foreign intelligence not only about the Iranian Armed Forces but also shared data about the personal protection of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Besides, he gave the CIA a project to reform the Syrian security agencies, drawn up with the participation of General Suleimani. Mousavi Majd also told Mossad the details of the visit of Iranian Defense Minister Amir Khatami to Syria.
It's worth noting that for cooperation with the CIA from 2013 to 2017, in total, he received about $280 thousand.