Facebook says it busted a troll farm run by the Mujahideen-e-Khalq—a dissident Iranian group which lobbies for the overthrow of Iran’s revolutionary government—that used artificial intelligence-generated fake faces to populate sham accounts.
The US National Security Agency uncovered conversations in January about an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) terror plot targeting the Vice Chief of Staff of the US Army through the bombing of Fort McNair in Washington, in apparent retaliation for the assassination of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani in early 2020.
Hezbollah’s cyber capabilities should be quite worrisome to Western intelligence agencies. Iranian backed Hezbollah is using cyber warfare as a tool of coercion that has shifted the battlefield from urban streets to enemy servers.
The Iranian Judiciary sentenced political prisoner Forough Taghipour to five years in prison for supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK/PMOI), following an extended period where her fate was kept in limbo. Taghipour’s sister is an MEK member at Ashraf 3 in Albania.
Hossein Dehghan, a military advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei who is running for presidency in the cleric-led country, is lobbying against suggestions that the next president should not be drawn from the military.
The internationally-recognized government in Yemen is holding Iran responsible for Houthi military escalation and undermining peacemaking efforts in the war-torn country. Houthis were also slammed for trafficking arms and serving a foreign agenda.
According to a recent report by the German TV Channel One, the country’s security officials are still investigating the numerous trips made by Assadollah Asadi, an arrested Iranian terrorist–diplomat.
Opponents of Iran’s theocratic regime have long accused its institutions of running intelligence operations throughout the world with the express purpose of delegitimizing an organized opposition movement while also setting the stage for direct attacks on that same movement.
Early this month, a Belgian court convicted the Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi of planning a deadly terrorist attack on European soil. The plot in question was thwarted in the summer of 2018, but the ensuing investigation and trial helped to expose a much larger underlying threat
In a bipartisan initiative, 113 members of the U.S. House of Representatives this week declared their solidarity with the people of Iran in their struggle for freedom, justice, and basic human rights.
A week after a Belgian court convicted an Iranian diplomat to 20 years in jail for plotting to bomb an opposition rally in Paris, Tehran has summoned the Belgian ambassador in protest at what it called an “illegal ruling”. State media also attacked French President Emmanuel Macron over remarks he made on the nuclear deal.