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#BREAKING

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U.S. “Treasury is taking action against malicious Iranian cyber actors and covert operations that have targeted Americans at home and overseas as part of our ongoing efforts to counter the Iranian regime’s cyber attacks.”
#Iran
home.treasury.gov/news/press-rel…
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“Treasury is sanctioning New Horizon Org. for its support to the IRGC-QF. New Horizon hosts int'l conferences that have provided Iranian intl officers a platform to recruit & collect intelligence information from attendees, while propagating anti-Semitism & Holocaust denial."
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"These anti-Western conferences propagate anti-Semitism and conspiracy theories, including Holocaust denial. OFAC also designated four Iranian individuals affiliated with New Horizon Organization."
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"Gholamreza Montazami, New Horizon Organization’s founder and Executive Director, and Hamed Ghashghavi, New Horizon Organization's Secretary for International Affairs, have collaborated with IRGC circles to organize regime-sponsored New Horizon Conferences."
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Here is Hamed Ghashghavi with Saeed Jalili, a former head of #Iran's nuclear negotiating team, former presidential candidate and known to be very close to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
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"Nader Talebzadeh Ordoubadi, New Horizon Organization’s Chairman, and Zeinab Mehanna Talebzadeh, who serves as the Chairman's special assistant, have facilitated New Horizon Conferences. OFAC designated Iran-based New Horizon Organization pursuant to Executive Order 13224."
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"Iran-based Net Peygard Samavat Company aka Net Peygard Samavat (In Sec) Company and several associated actors were involved in a malicious cyber campaign to gain access to and implant malware on the computer systems of current and former U.S. counterintelligence agents."
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"Behzad Mesri, Net Peygard Samavat Company’s CEO, was involved in the purchase of multiple servers. Behzad Mesri previously was designated pursuant to E.O. 13694 on March 23, 2018, for his role in the targeting & attempted extortion of a U.S. media & entertainment company."
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"Hossein Abbasi aka Hossein Alavi, acting as a manager of Net Peygard Samavat Company, provided technical support to an official in the IRGC-Counterintelligence Organization."
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"Hossein Parvar, a Net Peygard Samavat Co.-affiliated actor, has provided a group affiliated w/ Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence & Security (MOIS) with names, websites, email addresses, & U.S. person data. MOIS designated pursuant to EOs 13224, 13553, &13572 on Feb 16, 2012."
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"Mojtaba Masoumpour (photo) tested malware & gathered information on potential targets & networks for intrusion operations to be carried out by Net Peygard Samavat Co. Milad Mirzabeygi sent confidential files to Net Peygard Samavat Co. senior official Hossein Abbasi."
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"Mohammad Bagher Shirinkar aka Mojtaba Tehrani, manager at Net Peygard Samavat Co, provided tech support to IRGC-Electronic Warfare & Cyber Defense Org (IRGC-EWCD), & directed Net Peygard Samavat Co. employees to provide project status reports to senior IRGC-EWCD officials."
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"OFAC designated Net Peygard Samavat Company and Mohammad Bagher Shirinkar pursuant to E.O. 13606 for having materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, the IRGC-EWCD."
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RT @FBI:
4 Iranian #cyber actors are wanted by 'BI for alleged role in criminal activities to include computer intrusion & aggravated ID theft, conducted at the behest of the IRGC. Anyone w/ info is asked to contact nearest FBI office or U.S. Embassy. ow.ly/sSgm30nGKtc
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RT @FBI:
"Monica Elfriede Witt is #wanted by the #FBI for her alleged involvement in criminal activities to include espionage & conspiracy to commit espionage."
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"Federal authorities alleged Witt defected to #Iran in 2013 [the Obama years] & provided Iran w/ the code name & mission of a classified Defense Dept program."
usatoday.com/story/news/pol…
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"They said that while she was in Iran, Witt also revealed the identity of a U.S. counter-intelligence agent who was working against 'a specific target.'"
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"Investigators said the first clues to Witt's change in allegiance came in a series of contacts w/ an unnamed Iranian between 2012 & 2013 [Obama years]. In them, they said, Witt provided her personal biography and job history as if she were formally applying for a job."
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"Before boarding a flight from Dubai to Tehran on the eve of her defection, prosecutors said she typed an email to the Iranian contact saying: 'I'm signing off and heading out! Coming home.' She closed with a smile emoji."

My question:
How did Obama's NSA not know?
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When she arrived in Iran on Aug. 28, 2013, federal court documents state that Iranian officials immediately began providing her financial support, including housing and computer equipment "in order to facilitate her work on behalf of the government of Iran."
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Witt served as a Air Force military intelligence specialist for more than 10 years before leaving in 2008 to begin work as a defense contractor.
She left that post in 2010, and then began excursions to Iran, where the authorities believe she remains.
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So the Obama administration had the chance to prevent her from going...
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This is probably another of Obama's marvelous achievements (!) that I should add to this long list of ...
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