The US punished top Iranian spies for attempted kidnapping
WASHINGTON – Washington has sanctioned Iran’s some of the top spies, Alireza Shahwarogi Farahani, Mahmoud Hazein, Kia Sadeghi, and Omid Nouri, on Saturday [September 4th] by blocking their financial and property assets in the United States, learned BulgarianMilitary.com learned, citing The New Arab.
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that in mid-2018, Iranian intelligence officers devised a cunning plan to kidnap Iranian-American journalist Masih Alinejad. Through the influence of her family, who are in Iran, the intelligence wanted Masih Alinejad to leave the United States and travel to a third country. Already in foreign territory, the Iranians had hoped to arrest her and take her to Tehran.
Back in 2018, Washington accused Tehran of this contrived kidnapping plan. Tehran, for its part, called the allegations “ridiculous and baseless.”
The New Arab reports that in addition to the financial and property assets of the four spies, there is a high probability that the United States will impose the same sanctions on third parties related to the Iranians.
As expected, Tehran is already responding to the sanctions. The Islamic State’s foreign ministry has accused Washington of “bias” and baseless actions.
“Supporters and sanctions traffickers, who see the box of sanctions instruments empty due to Iran’s maximum resistance, are now resorting to Hollywood scenarios to keep the sanctions alive,” the foreign ministry said in a statement, quoting spokesman Saeed Hatibzadeh.
According to the Iranians, the Joe Biden administration is making the same mistake as its predecessor, Donald Trump, and the United States can only expect a “dead end” in its relations with Iran.
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