The US Treasury Department has slapped sanctions nine Iranians, including members of an NGO accused of spying and members of an elite Iranian military unit. A former US Air Force officer has also been indicted for helping Iran

Several of the sanctioned individuals are connected with the New Horizon organization. Billing itself as an “anti-imperialist, anti-Zionist” think tank, New Horizon organized conferences in Iran that cast a critical eye on US and Israeli policy worldwide, and stoked accusations of anti-Semitism from western critics.

Now the Treasury claims the conferences were also an intelligence gathering and recruiting ground for Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

An Iranian communications company was also sanctioned for allegedly planting malware on US intelligence agents’ computers.

Source » rt