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@StateDept sanctions 6 Iranians, 1 Iranian entity "pursuant to Executive Order 13848, for their roles in attempting to influence the 2020 US presidential election" @SecBlinken
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IRAN IRANIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2020 U.S. ELECTIONS: "Conspiracy; Unauthorized Access to a Computer; Knowingly Damaging Protected Computer; Voter Intimidation; Interstate Threats"
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2 Iranian nationals charged with Election2020 interference - sending threatening emails to "intimidate & interfere with voters" per @TheJusticeDept: 24yo Seyyed Mohammad Hosein Musa Kazemi & 27 yo Sajjad Kashian named in indictment unsealed today
@USTreasury has designated senior Iran-backed Houthi military officer Saleh Mesfer Alshaer, the group's 'judicial custodian' of assets confiscated from opponents of the Houthis. Alshaer has overseen the Houthis' seizure of property in Yemen valued at greater than $100m
An Israeli citizen employed for housework and cleaning at the home of Defense Minister Gantz, was arrested for contacting a source linked to Iran and offering to obtain information about the minister and install spyware on his computer, the Shin Bet announces
The Arab coalition: "In Sanaa we targeted and destroyed workshops and warehouses for ballistic missiles, drones and communication systems." Adds: "We targeted a secret facility of IRGC and Lebanese Hezbollah involved in hostile attacks [against SaudiArabia]"
US State Department: Iran uses ballistic missiles and drones to target civilians and infrastructure in Saudi Arabia and navigation in the Gulf of Oman
Blinken announces 10 Countries of Particular Concern for having engaged in or tolerated "systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom." CPCs are Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan
Per US, Britain, Asutralia, the Iran-sponsored hackers have been exploiting Fortinet vulnerabilities since March 2021 & a @Microsoft Exchange ProxyShell vulnerability since October 2021 " in advance of follow-on operations, which include deploying ransomware"
US, Britain, Australia calling out Iran government-sponsored cyber groups for targeting "a broad range of victims across multiple critical infrastructure sectors" since March 2021
This is a rare instance (first time) when CISA and FBI have accused the Iranian government of deploying ransomware
Khamenei: Artificial Intelligence will play a role in managing the future of the world. This should be seriously taken into consideration. We should at least be among the top 10 countries of the world in this field
Khamenei: The country's scientific community should aim at solving the nation's issues. The ruling body should get help from the universities to solve the nation's issues
President of Israel Herzog in a first phone call with Chinese President Xi: Iran is destabilizing the Middle East - we must prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon
Khamenei: The momentum of our scientific growth should be such that in 50 years' time, Iran will become a global source of science & other nations will feel the need to learn Persian to access new sciences. This was once the case; our scientists topped in science & this can happen again
Khamenei: There were great civilizations in Africa that were completely destroyed due to their neglect of their capabilities & due to the soft war the colonizers waged against them. In his memoirs, Nehru points to this fact & how the British destroyed the industry of self-reliant India
Khamenei: When a nation becomes negligent of its capabilities, it becomes easy to plunder that nation
Khamenei: An important part of the colonizers' soft warfare is causing nations to ignore their talents. They keep repeating to a nation that it cannot do anything until that nation itself denies its talents
Khamenei: In minutes: Statements from the meeting with the nation's academic elites and top talents in science
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An oil pipeline in Mashrage, Khuzestan province of #Iran caught on fire, a huge blast was reported as well.
The US Defense Secretary's tour of the region will focus on Iran's threats and destabilizing behavior
An Israeli police officer assaults a Palestinian woman for selling vegetables on Salaheddin Street
Sources say Iran started producing centrifuge parts at Karaj assembly plant, where no cameras or IAEA access for months, in late August. Since then, produced hundreds of parts for centrifuges unmonitored
The Wall Street Journal, citing diplomats: Tehran begins producing advanced parts for its nuclear program
PM @naftalibennett: "We will defend ourselves regardless of the outcome of the Vienna talks with Iran"
Putin and Iranian President discussed the situation in Afghanistan
says Iran helicopter approached USS Essex in the Gulf of Oman and operated in an "unsafe and unprofessional manner," flying proximately 25 yards off port side of Essex at one point as low as about 10 feet off the surface of the ocean & circled ship 3 times
Israeli FM @yairlapid told @USEnvoyIran that Iran is simply trying to buy time with negotiations over its nuclear program until issue of rejoining the 2015 deal is no longer relevant. He told Malley Iran has no intention of actually returning to JCPOA, according to @ynetnews
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko held talks in Istanbul with Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal: We discussed the importance of implementing trilateral statements on Karbakh, plans to put the 3+3 format into practice. The "3+3" format will include Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Russia and Turkey
Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 - 63 km NNW of Bandar Abbas, Iran