Case also included charges related to the possession of weapons
A Kuwaiti court
sentenced two men accused of spying for Iran and Hezbollah to death on Tuesday,
a Reuters witness said.
The case also
included the possession of weapons. One of the men given the death penalty was
an Iranian convicted in absentia, and the other was a Kuwaiti who was in court.
were given sentences ranging from five to 25 years, and three were found
between Shi'ite-ruled Iran and Sunni-ruled Gulf countries have escalated since
a diplomatic dispute between Tehran and Riyadh erupted after Riyadh's execution
of a prominent Shi'ite cleric this month.
broke off relations with Tehran after its diplomatic missions were stormed by
Iranian protesters in Iran, while Kuwait has recalled its envoy to Iran