US TREASURY SANCTIONS IRANIAN INTELLIGENCE NETWORK TARGETING IRANIAN-AMERICAN ACTIVIST IN THE US

On 3 September, the US Treasury announced that OFAC is designating 4 Iranian intelligence operatives who targeted a US citizen in the US and Iranian dissidents in other countries as part of a wide-ranging campaign to silence critics of the Iranian government.  It says that senior intelligence official Alireza Shahvaroghi Farahani led a network that plotted the kidnapping of a US journalist and human rights activist, a failed plot that led to the indictment of members of the network in late July.  Alireza Shahvaroghi Farahani leads a network of intelligence operatives, including Mahmoud Khazein, Kiya Sadeghi, and Omid Noori, tasked with targeting Iranian dissidents in the US, UK, Canada, and UAE. 

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20210903

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0343

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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