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U.S. citizen Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, accused by Iran of spying for the CIA, is seen on a video from Tehran’s revolutionary court.

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Iran sentences ex-Marine to death in CIA spying case

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A former U.S. Marine interpreter arrested while on a trip to visit his Iranian grandmothers has been sentenced to death as a CIA spy, state radio reported Monday, in a case likely to become a new flashpoint in the escalating tensions between Tehran’s defiance over its nuclear program and Washington’s efforts to impose more crippling sanctions.

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