Iran: Mullahs Regime Agent Arrested in United States

Unregistered Iranian government agent
(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): It is positive news that the United States has arrested Afrasiabi because it is taking a stand against misinformation.

Unregistered Iranian government agent

The US Department of Justice in a recent statement drew attention to a criminal complaint that was unsealed.

Unregistered agent

It revealed that Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi was charged with “acting and conspiring to act as an unregistered agent of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran”.

He was arrested in Massachusetts where he resides and is expected in court on these charges.

A secret employee of the mullahs’ regime

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and The  People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) reported that the Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers said that Kaveh Afrasiabi has spent more than ten years acting as a “neutral and objective expert on Iran”.

Afrasiabi acting to the general public, to journalists, and to Congress, when in actual fact he was a “secret employee of the Government of Iran and the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations (IMUN).

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Kaveh Afrasiabi Right with Javad Zarif Left Irans regime Foreign Minister.

Afrasiabi being paid to spread their propaganda”. He added that he failed to register with the Department of Justice as required and that he did not disclose “who was sponsoring his views”.

Acting US Attorney DuCharme said that his office is holding the defendant accountable for concealing his work for a foreign government despite his obligations to the contrary.

Paid by the government of Iran

FBI Assistant Director in Charge Sweeney emphasized the severity of the charges considering that Mr. Afrasiabi failed to disclose to those with the influence that he was in fact being paid by the government of Iran.

Afrasiabi being paid, “to paint an untruthfully positive picture of the nation”. “Our laws are designed to create transparency in foreign relations, and they are not arbitrary or malleable.”

Afrasiabi is a citizen of Iran with legal residency in the US. He has a Ph.D. and often appears on television to discuss matters related to foreign relations.

Afrasiabi publishes books and articles and describes himself as a political scientist and an expert on foreign affairs.

Afrasiabi has lobbied US officials

He has been employed by the Iranian government since at least 2007. Afrasiabi has lobbied US officials to advocate for policies that benefit Iran, including a congressman and the Department of State.

Afrasiabi has counseled Iranian diplomats on foreign policy matters, advocated for the government of Iran’s view during television appearances, and written articles promoting the Iranian government’s views.

Iran: Political Scientist
(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Federal agents arrested Iranian-born Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi on Monday at his home in Massachusetts, the Justice Department said in a press release

Promoting the mullah’s regime views.

By his own admission, Afrasiabi has played a significant role in the Iranian regime’s propaganda machine. He emailed the Iranian Foreign Minister in July last year detailing many of the works, articles, books, journals.

Afrasiabi had participated, saying that the relationship between him and the Iranian government has been “a very productive” one that has spanned decades.

Espionage activities

If he is convicted of the charges against him, he could spend 10 years in prison.

He is not the first person in such a situation, and he will certainly not be the last.

The Iranian regime has agents posted all over the world with the sole responsibility of lobbying on its behalf or carrying out espionage activities.

It is positive news that the United States has arrested Afrasiabi because it is taking a stand against misinformation.

It is hoped by the Iranian Resistance, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the  People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), and the people of Iran that the rest of the world will follow suit.


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