Don’t even go near it. Better yet, don’t even daydream of Tehran in the summer time.
Iran announced on Monday it had sentenced a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen to death for spying for the CIA, creating fresh grounds for hostility with Washington at a time when Tehran has responded to new U.S. sanctions with military threats. The United States denies that Arizona-born Amir Mirza Hekmati is a spy, and has demanded his immediate release.
Actually, it seems Iran’s real issue is with video games. I expect them to declare war on Nintendo and Sony any minute now.
In an apparently separate case, Iran also said on Monday it had broken up a U.S.-linked spy network that planned to “fuel unrest” ahead of the March parliamentary election.
“The detained spies were in contact with foreign countries through cyberspace,” Intelligence Minister Haydar Moslehi was quoted by state television as saying. He gave no information about the nationalities and the number of those detained.
Twitter and Facebook have become the biggest threat to face Middle East dictators since the discovery of grass. Ron Paul supporters, however, still consider Iran a rational player on the international stage.
Hekmati had worked for the US as an interpreter in Afghanistan, which in the fevered minds of the Iranian Islamic leaders is all it takes to scream spy.