Iranian state radio reported on Monday that An Iranian court has sentenced an American man of on the job for the Central Intelligence Agency and doomed him, in a case adding to the rushing tension between the United States and Iran.
The radio report did not say when the judgment was issued.Iran claims that as a early US Marine, Amir Mirzaei Hekmati obtained special training and worked at US military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan before leading to Iran for his said intelligence project. Under Iranian law, he has 20 days to appeal.
The 28-year-old former military interpreter was born in Arizona and get his degrees from a high school in Michigan. His family is of Iranian source. His father, a professor at a community college in Flint, Michigan, has said his son is not a CIA agent and was seeing his grandmothers in Iran when he was grabbed.
His trial took place as the US announced new sanctions against Iran over a nuclear programme that Us believes Iran is using to develop a possible atomic weapons capability.