Iran said Monday it executed a spy for the United States and smashed an espionage network cooperating with the American Central Intelligence Agency.

Tehran's military prosecutor, Hojatoleslam Mohammad Niazi, said the group passed information to Washington about organizations linked to Iran's armed forces.Niazi, quoted by the official Iranian news agency IRNA, said the executed spy, Seyyed Mohammad Ali Shahbukhari, was a national of a "neighboring country."