The CIA has a long history of using Iranians for spies.
In a significant failure for the United States in the Mideast, more than a dozen spies working for the CIA in Iran and Lebanon have been caught and the U.S. government assumes they will be or have been executed, according to four current and former U.S. officials with connections to the intelligence community.
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Iran sentences CIA operative to death 09 Jan 2012 Iran has sentenced to death CIA operative Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, who was earlier arrested by Iran's intelligence forces on charges of committing acts of espionage on behalf of the US. The verdict was issued by Tehran's Revolution Court on Monday after the defendant was found guilty of collaboration with the US government and its intelligence agency, the CIA, against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Mirzaei Hekmati was charged with attempting to infiltrate Iran's intelligence apparatus in efforts to implicate the Islamic Republic in sponsoring terrorism. The defendant was hired by the CIA in May 2009 to carry out espionage operations in .
Hekmati, left, has 20 days to appeal his death sentence handed down by an Iranian court.
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"I love the (host) country. I believe in the (host ) country. I believe in everything that this (host) country stands for," Prouty told "60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pelley.
Nada Prouty's identity was once a closely held national secret. She was an FBI agent, then a CIA officer with top security clearances who penetrated "terrorist" organizations overseas. And because she's originally from Lebanon, she speaks native Arabic, a valuable skill for an American spy.
"Nothing prepares you to meet a terrorist, a real-life terrorist, someone who's killed Americans [like Mossad?] , someone who's vowed to always kill Americans, " Prouty explained.