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.
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