While CNN, MSNBC and the rest of the United States are engrossed with the Mueller Russian escapade, just what is the rest of the world doing. Well, according to the BBC (British Broadcasting Company) they are spying on us and little of it is reported by the national news networks, so much for “BREAKING NEWS”. The following is an out take from the BBC article.
[The two, Iranian-US citizen Ahmadreza Mohammadi Doostdar and Majid Ghorbani, an Iranian living in California, were arrested on 9 August.
“Doostdar and Ghorbani are alleged to have acted on behalf of Iran, including by conducting surveillance of political opponents and engaging in other activities that could put Americans at risk,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers.
In or around July 2017, Mr Doostdar, 38, travelled to the US from Iran to collect information about organizations Iran sees as enemies, the indictment alleges.(US Justice Department)
These included Jewish and Israeli interests and the opposition Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK), which Iran calls a terrorist organization bent on overthrowing the government
Mr Doostdar took photographs of the Jewish Rohr Chabad House, including its security features, it is alleged.
Mr Ghorbani, 59, attended an MEK rally in New York in September of last year, the documents say, where he photographed people taking part in a protest against the Iranian leadership.
Three months later, he was paid $2,000 (£1,500) by Mr Doostdar for the photographs, many with notes about the individuals pictured.
The transaction took place in the Los Angeles area after Mr Doostdar returned from a visit to Iran, prosecutors say.
According to the indictment, the pictures and a receipt for $2,000 were found in his luggage at a US airport as he returned to Iran last December.
Mr Ghorbani is said to have made a trip to Iran in March 2018 to give an “in-person briefing” and receive instructions on infiltrating the MEK.
Two months later, he is alleged to have attended an MEK-linked Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights in Washington.
He is said to have photographed speakers and others attending before discussing with Mr Doostdar how to covertly get the information back to Iran]
I just wonder what other little mischiefs they were up to.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
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RESOURSE: British Broadcasting Company (News)
CONTRIBUTOR: Eddy Toorall