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Iran Raps US Sanctions on Intelligence Ministry

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry condemned the imposition of US sanctions on Iran’s Intelligence Ministry for the umpteenth time, saying the transfer reveals that Washington is behind the brand new situation of cyber-attacks in opposition to Albania.

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In an announcement launched on Saturday morning, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani strongly condemned the transfer by the US Department of the Treasury to designate Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and the minister of intelligence for the umpteenth time.

The recent sanctions, similar to the earlier unlawful US sanctions in opposition to the Iranian Intelligence Ministry, couldn’t by any means pose a hindrance to the service that the Intelligence Ministry personnel present to the Iranian individuals, he underlined.

Pointing to the allegations of Iran’s involvement in cyber operations in opposition to Albania, Kanaani stated the US’ fast help for the bogus accusations leveled by the Albanian authorities in opposition to the Islamic Republic in addition to Washington’s hasty transfer to impose repeated sanctions in opposition to Iran’s Intelligence Ministry and its minister of intelligence on the premise of these unfounded and unproven allegations reveal clearly that “such scenario has been designed by the US administration, not the government of Albania, and Tirana has fallen victim to the scenario that Washington has invented against the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

Taking a swipe on the US for forcing the Albanian authorities and nation to host the terrorist Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) for years, offering full help for the infamous terrorists, and equipping and coaching them within the cyber sphere, he stated the felony MKO group continues to behave as a device of the US in finishing up terrorist operations, cyber-attacks, and psychological warfare in opposition to the Iranian authorities and other people.

“The Albanian government’s hosting of a terrorist cult and the US government’s move to support and employ as a tool a cult that has the blood of over 17,000 Iranian statesmen and citizens on its hands are a blatant example of organized support for terrorists against the Iranian government and nation,” Kanaani acknowledged, noting that Iran will use all capacities inside the framework of the worldwide regulation to revive the rights of the Iranian individuals and defend itself in opposition to these ominous plots.

On Friday, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) stated it has designated Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and its Minister of Intelligence for what it referred to as participating in cyber-enabled actions in opposition to the United States and its allies.

Albania took in round 3,000 members of the MKO terrorist group in 2016 on the request of Washington, after the group was disowned by Iraq and snubbed by many European nations.

The anti-Iran terrorist group based mostly in Albania has carried out quite a few acts of terrorism on Iranian soil because the 1979 Islamic Revolution, killing senior political leaders, clerics and abnormal civilians.

The European Union, Canada, the United States, and Japan had beforehand listed the MKO as a “terrorist organization”.

In 2012, the group was taken off the US record of terrorist organizations. The EU adopted the go well with, eradicating the group from its record of terrorist organizations.