Iran sentences 2 men to prison over spying for Israel, West
Two Iranians have been sentenced to 10-year prison terms on charges of spying for Israel, Germany and Britain, the website of the country's judiciary reported on Tuesday.
The report quoted judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili identified the two men as Masoud Mosaheb, the co-chairman of the Iran-Austrian Friendship Society, and Shahram Shirkhani.
Mosaheb was accused of sharing information on "nuclear and missile projects" with Israel and the German intelligence service. Shirkhani allegedly spied for Britain, gathering "sensitive information" in Iran's banking and defense sectors and tried to recruit government staff for his cause.
The judiciary spokesman, Esmaili, recently said that five employees of the foreign ministry, energy industries and companies had been detained.