29 January 2024

In coordination with the UK, the U.S. designated “eleven individuals for their connection to a criminal network that has targeted foreign dissidents and Iranian regime opponents for assassination at the behest of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS)... [they] are believed to be involved in a network that has carried out acts of transnational repression, including numerous assassinations and kidnappings, and has also plotted operations in the U.S.”. Concurrently, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against “one Iranian and two Canadian nationals… charged with conspiracy to use interstate commerce in the commission of a murder-for-hire plot”.

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