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Iran to execute alleged CIA agent involved in Soleimani's killing


An Iranian citizen who allegedly provided information to US and Israeli intelligence services on the whereabouts of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps slain commander Qassem Soleimani will be executed soon, Iran's judiciary said on Tuesday.

On January 3, a US drone strike in Iraq killed Soleimani. Though on the record Israel has taken no credit, Israeli intelligence was instrumental in the targeted killing, NBC News reported at the time and The Jerusalem Post has independently confirmed. Jerusalem often prefers to keep a low profile on any role in such operations to reduce the chance of retaliation.

Soleimani wielded immense power and influence in his position and was crucial as the architect who spread and maintained Iran's influence in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and elsewhere in the region through acts of terrorism.