Iranian Judiciary spokesman, Gholamhossein Esmaili, announced that Iran will soon execute an informant who allegedly gave the United States and Israeli forces information on General Qassem Soleimani. According to Iran, the information led to the airstrike that killed Soleimani in January.
Esmaili said, “Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd, one of the spies for [the Central Intelligence Agency] and Mossad, has been sentenced to death. He gave the whereabouts of martyr Soleimani to our enemies.” Esmaili said in a televised news conference earlier this week. He also added that Majd was found guilty of receiving money from both the U.S. and Israeli governments.
In recent years, Majd had resided in Syria, in an unspecified capacity, with his family. Esmaili said Majd was in contact with Iranian military advisers operating in the country while actively gathering intelligence on behalf of the U.S. and Israel on Iran’s Defense Minister, the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, and the movements of military officials, including Quds Force chief Major General Qassem Soleimani.
Esmaili did not elaborate on how Majd was able to gain access to such information. It was not released whether Majd was a member of “Defenders of the Shrine” or worked for the Revolutionary Guard in another capacity.