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Intelligence Agents of Iran Regime in U.S. Arrested for Spying on the Iranian Opposition

Intelligence Agents of Iran Regime in U.S. Arrested for Spying on the Iranian Resistance

It’s time to expel the agents of Iran’s MOIS and Quds Force operating under various covers

The United States Department of Justice on Monday announced that two Intelligence Ministry agents of the mullahs’ regime, Ahmadreza Mohammadi Doostdar and Majid Ghorbani, who were spying on and plotting against the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) and National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), were arrested on August 9, 2018 in the US.

According to the text of the indictment, this spy operation against the PMOI had taken place from at least March 2017 and “the Government of Iran considers the MEK to be a primary opponent of the current regime, and has sought to eradicate the MEK.” These two agents sent the information they gathered to the Iranian regime to be able to “target” its opponents. It is also stated that “a target package could enable a neutralization plan, which may include apprehension, recruitment, cyber exploitation, or capture/kill operations.”

As the nationwide protests by the Iranian people continue to grow, so have the missions of these two agents. One of them, Ghorbani, travelled to Iran for 20 days, from March 27 until April 17, 2018, “in order to brief … the Government of Iran about information he has collected on the MEK.” Upon returning to the US, he had new instructions such as gaining “more influence in order to find out secret information, people in the network and organization’s decisions against Islamic Republic.”

The discovery and neutralization of the regime’s espionage and terrorist plot in the US follows the foiling of two major terrorist plots against the PMOI and the Iranian Resistance in Albania (March 2018) and France (June 2018). It once again makes clear that the religious fascism ruling Iran, on its deathbed, sees no solution other than suppressing the Iranian people’s uprising and assassinating members of the PMOI.

The NCRI’s Security and Anti-Terrorism Committee on April 20, 2018 in a statement said: “There have been numerous cases of suspicious acts of shadowing people and surveillance near the NCRI office in Washington by individuals of various nationalities, which point to serious terrorist threats. The police and relevant officials are informed of these threats.”

The Iranian Resistance once again reiterates the need to prosecute and expel all the regime’s Intelligence Ministry and Quds Force agents and all known and undercover agents and mercenaries who pursue the regime’s plots in the US and Europe. These agents and mercenaries had used the prevalent appeasement policy of previous years to establish various covers and titles in the US and Europe and thereby pursue the regime’s sinister plots.

National Council of Resistance of Iran
Security and Anti-Terrorism Committee
August 21, 2018