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TEHRAN, Iran | Iran says it holds US Navy veteran, 1st arrest of Trump era

TEHRAN, Iran—Jan 09, 2019— Iran confirmed Wednesday it is holding U.S. Navy veteran Michael R. White at a prison in the country, making him the first American known to be detained under President Donald Trump’s administration. White’s detention adds new pressure to the rising tension between Iran and the U.S., which under Trump has pursued … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran says it holds US Navy veteran, 1st arrest of Trump era

United States | Briefing on Iran

United States – MS NAUERT: Brian, go right ahead. MR HOOK: Great. The Iranian Government claims that its missile testing is purely defensive in nature. How exactly is the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism entitled to a claim of defense? In fact, Iran’s security concerns are entirely self-generated. Was a plot to bomb Paris defensive? … Continue reading United States | Briefing on Iran

United States | Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook To Deliver Remarks on the Iranian Regime’s Transfer of Arms to Proxy Groups and Ongoing Missile Development

United States – As part of the Administration’s efforts to confront the totality of the Iranian regime’s malign activities, Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, will deliver remarks and answer questions at the Iranian Materiel Display (IMD) located at Joint Base Anacostia – Bolling on Thursday, November 29 at 10 a.m. This display contains clear … Continue reading United States | Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook To Deliver Remarks on the Iranian Regime’s Transfer of Arms to Proxy Groups and Ongoing Missile Development

New Jersey News: Two Iranian Men Indicted For Deploying Ransomware To Extort Hospitals, Municipalities, And Public Institutions, Causing More Than $30 Million In Losses

NEWARK, N.J. – An indictment returned by a federal grand jury was unsealed today in Newark, charging Faramarz Shahi Savandi, 34, and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri, 27, both of Iran, in a 34-month-long international computer hacking and extortion scheme involving the deployment of sophisticated ransomware, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito for the District of New Jersey, … Continue reading New Jersey News: Two Iranian Men Indicted For Deploying Ransomware To Extort Hospitals, Municipalities, And Public Institutions, Causing More Than $30 Million In Losses

Massachusetts New: Dual/Iranian Canadian National, Omid Mashinchi Sentenced for International Money Laundering

BOSTON, Ms. – A dual citizen of Iran and Canada was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for international money laundering. Omid Mashinchi, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to two years in prison, one year of supervised release, ordered to pay a $20,000 fine, and a personal money … Continue reading Massachusetts New: Dual/Iranian Canadian National, Omid Mashinchi Sentenced for International Money Laundering

United States | Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook Travel to Israel and the United Arab Emirates

United States – Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook will travel to Israel and the United Arab Emirates November 12-20. In both countries, Special Representative Hook will meet with officials to discuss cooperation on countering Iranian threats. In Abu Dhabi, he will participate in the Sir Bani Yas Forum. Special Representative Hook’s trip aims to … Continue reading United States | Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook Travel to Israel and the United Arab Emirates

United States | Constraining Iran’s Nuclear Program

United States – Iran cannot be trusted to have vital constraints on its nuclear program lifted. The United States is committed to ensuring that Iran never comes close to possessing a nuclear weapon. Starting today, all nuclear cooperation with Iran, except for the limited activities for which waivers are being granted, will be sanctionable. This … Continue reading United States | Constraining Iran’s Nuclear Program