“The EU in the most categorical form condemns the execution in Iran of the Iranian-British citizen Alireza Akbari,” RIA Novosti quoted Borrell as saying.

He also appealed to the Iranian authorities to refrain from carrying out such sentences in the future.

Earlier it became known that the founder of the Center for Strategic Studies, the former head of the Iranian Defense Ministry, Alireza Akbari, was sentenced to death for spying for the British intelligence services.