An Arizona man who served as a translator in the U.S. Marines is reportedly now on death row in Iran, accused of being a spy.

FOX News Radio's Emily Wither has more from Jerusalem:

An Iranian court has convicted the man of working for the CIA.  They believe 28-year-old Amir Mirzaei Hekmati received special training and served in the U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan before heading to the country for his alleged intelligence mission.

His father, a professor in Flint, Michigan, says his son is not a CIA spy, but was visiting his grandmother.  The U.S. has asked for help from Swiss diplomats.  He now has 20 days to appeal.

In Jerusalem, Emily Wither, FOX News Radio.