This Friday, the US Treasury sanctioned Four Iranian intelligence agents were targeted Iranian-American journalist Masih Alinejad was kidnapped in New York.
Those under sanctions are accused of being part of a network that also targets Iranian dissidents in other countries “as part of a A massive campaign to silence critics of the Iranian governmentThe Treasury Department said in a statement.
Specifically, the United States appointed a senior intelligence officer Alireza Shahruqi Farahani, residing in Iran, as the leader of a structure that planned the failed kidnapping of Ali Nejad.And A 44-year-old journalist lives in New York She has been a feminist activist since the emergence of the anti-hijab movement in Iran.
They were also part of the network Mahmoud Khazen and Kia Sadeghi And Omid Nouri.
The organization targets Iranian dissidents in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United Arab Emiratessaid the note.
According to the Treasury, in addition to the “well-documented” role of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security in “internal repression,” the operation also revealed The “malicious” role of the intelligence service in persecuting Iranian dissidents and its attempts to return them to that country.
in this meaning, Sanctions the four agents for “acting or intending to act” for or on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, which was already identified in 2012 by the United States as being responsible or complicit in the serious human rights abuses committed by the Tehran government against her town. Since June 12, 2019.
Sadeghi, as detailed in the memo, served as a contact between the network and a private investigator who investigated Options for transporting a journalist in military-class speedboats from New York to Venezuela.
In turn, Nuri was responsible for paying the investigator’s salaries, while Khazin investigated possible routes from the victim’s residence to their “extraction” points.
Last July, the US Department of Justice announced an indictment of four “Iranian intelligence agents” in the journalist’s case. “The Iranian government’s plan to kidnap is another example of its continuous attempt to silence critical voices wherever they are,” The statement quoted Office of Foreign Assets Control Director Andrea M. Jackie’s statement.
for the official, The attack on Iranians abroad shows that the “repression” of the Tehran regime “extends beyond the borders” of that country.
(With information from EFE)
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