Iran executes man convicted of spying on US-slain general

The country’s judiciary had said in June that Majd was “linked to the CIA and the Mossad,” the Israeli intelligence agency, and alleged that Majd shared security information on the Guard and its expeditionary unit, called the Quds, or Jerusalem Force, which Qassem Soleimani commanded. (File/AFP)
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Updated 20 July 2020

Iran executes man convicted of spying on US-slain general

  • The report said the death sentence was carried out against Mahmoud Mousavi Majd

TEHRAN: Iran executed a man convicted of providing information to the United States and Israel about a prominent Revolutionary Guard general later killed by a U.S. drone strike, state TV reported on Monday.
The report said the death sentence was carried out against Mahmoud Mousavi Majd, without elaborating.
The country’s judiciary had said in June that Majd was “linked to the CIA and the Mossad,” the Israeli intelligence agency, and alleged that Majd shared security information on the Guard and its expeditionary unit, called the Quds, or Jerusalem Force, which Qassem Soleimani commanded.
Soleimani was killed in an American drone strike in Baghdad in January.
The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, and five others.
Iran later retaliated for Soleimani’s killing with a ballistic missile strike targeting US forces in Iraq. That same night, the Guard accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner in Tehran, killing 176 people.


OIC rejects Israel’s plan to annex Palestinian lands

Updated 11 August 2020

OIC rejects Israel’s plan to annex Palestinian lands

  • Israeli annexation could result in about 4.5 percent of Palestinians in the West Bank “living in enclaves within annexed territory,” according to the BBC

DUBAI: Israel’s plan to annex Palestinian land is considered a flagrant violation of international law and human rights, state news agency SPA reported citing the Independent Permanent Commission for Human Rights of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Earlier in July, Jordan’s Prime Minister said the Kingdom would look “positively” on the creation of a binational state that guarantees equal rights to Israelis and Palestinians if Israel’s proposed annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank closes the door on a two-state solution.
Israeli annexation could result in about 4.5 percent of Palestinians in the West Bank “living in enclaves within annexed territory,” according to the BBC.