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US hits 9 Iranians with sanctions, indicts ex US officer

The United States Treasury Department issued new sanctions against nine Iranian individuals on Wednesday while also indicting a former American air force officer for spying and helping Tehran, according to its official press release.

The department accused the sanctioned individuals of spying while most of them are also said to have been involved with the organization called New Horizon, known for its open criticism of the US and Israeli foreign policies.

"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," said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in the release. He added: "Treasury is sanctioning New Horizon Organization for its support to the IRGC-QF. New Horizon hosts international conferences that have provided Iranian intelligence officers a platform to recruit and collect damaging information from attendees, while propagating anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial."

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