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Iran jails two for spying for ‘Israel’

Tehran (QNN)- Iran has jailed two people, including a British dual national, for 12 years for spying for Israel’s Mossad intelligence service and receiving illegal payments.

Ali Johari, an Iranian national, was slapped with a 10-year jail term for “widespread connections with Mossad… and meeting with various elements linked to the Zionists,” judicial spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said, quoted by the judiciary’s website.

He was also sentenced to two years in prison for accepting illicit funds and was ordered to pay that unspecified amount in fines, he said on Tuesday.

Anousheh Ashouri, a dual British-Iranian national, was also sentenced to 10 years in prison for giving information to the Mossad and two years for receiving 33,000 euros ($36,600) in illicit funds from Israel and ordered to pay the same amount in fines, the spokesman said.

The United Kingdom’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) said it was supporting the family of Ashouri following the ruling.

“Our Embassy in Tehran continues to request consular access,” an FCO spokesman said in a statement.

“The treatment of all dual nationals detained in Iran is a priority and we raise their cases at the most senior levels. We urge Iran to let them be reunited with their families,” the spokesman added.

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