At a news conference on Monday, Mr Esmaili said the person sentenced to 10 years for spying was "an Iranian female student" who had been "in charge of the Iran desk at the British Council".
Judiciary spokesmanGholamhossein Esmaili said on state television that the unnamed individual was "in charge of the Iran desk of the British Council and confessed to co-operating with British intelligence".
He said the convict, who was arrested by Iranian intelligence and security organizations, had been cooperating with the British espionage service and was tasked with designing, managing and planning cultural infiltration projects in Iran.
The organisation said it had not sent its employee to Iran on a work assignment.
Iran closed down the British Council's offices in Tehran in 2009.
British council employee Aras Amiri, a 32-year-old Iranian national, was arrested in March last year in Iran.
Last month, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt dismissed the suggestion of a prisoner swap for Zaghari-Ratcliffe as a diplomatic ploy, while her husband said the idea was "almost impossible". We have not been able to confirm any further details at this stage.
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On Monday, its chief executive, Sir Ciarán Devane, said: "We have seen reports that an Iranian national, claimed to be an employee of the British Council, has been sentenced".
Esmaili said that during her confession, the suspect described how she had been recruited, telling investigators about her instructions from the "English security agency".
The arrest of Iranians accused of espionage has increased since Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said past year there had been "infiltration" of Western agents in the country.
Iran is already holding British-Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is in jail in Tehran for alleged sedition.
A British-Iranian woman held in Tehran, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, is now serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly planning the "soft toppling" of Iran's government while traveling with her young daughter.
Iran does not recognize dual nationality.
Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband revealed earlier this year that his wife had been asked to spy on the United Kingdom in exchange for her freedom, which she refused.
Attorney General William Barr speaks during a farewell ceremony for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at the U.S. The Durham inquiry is separate from an investigation by the Justice Department's Inspector General.
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It's not yet known whether Craig has fractured, broken or bruised his ankle. " Bond 25 " is set to premiere in April 2020. Along with Daniel, the recurring cast includes Jeffrey Wright, Ben Wishaw, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris.
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The increase in tariffs announced in Beijing on Monday includes commodities like soybeans, putting pressure on USA farmers. The red portion on US tariff levels represents new tariffs that President Trump already put into place in 2018.
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