The United States has called for Iran to immediately release an American of Iranian descent accused of being a CIA spy.
Amir Mirzai Hekmati has been shown on Iranian state TV, making what it called a confession, saying US intelligence services had trained him.
Hekmati joined the US army ten years ago, the report said, showing pictures of him in what seemed to be American military bases.
This is Tehran’s latest claim of success in a spying war with Washington.
Hekmati’s family deny he had any involvement in espionage, which can be punishable by death under Iran’s Islamic law.