Foreign Terrorist Organization ICBPS MORNING BRIEF U.S. Sanctions IRGC Actors And Entities For Interfering In Its Elections

ICBPS MORNING BRIEF: U.S. Sanctions IRGC Actors And Entities For Interfering In Its Elections

ICBPS Morning Brief– U.S. Sanctions IRGC, including five Iranian entities, as it watchlists cyber actors for interfering in its elections.

The United States says it will not tolerate foreign interference in its elections. 

“The whole of the U.S. government is using all the tools at our disposal to target those who attempt to interfere in our democratic process. Yesterday’s action sanctions five Iranian entities pursuant to Executive Order 13848 for their efforts to spread disinformation and undermine our elections. We are also adding several cyber actors to our terrorist watch list and databases for their known association with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization and Specially Designated Global Terrorist, which will effectively prevent those individuals and their families from traveling to the United States,” the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

“For far too long, the Iranian regime has used its state propaganda machine to lie to the Iranian people and fan the flames of hatred against the United States. Iran has now deployed some of the same propaganda and media infrastructure in an attempt to undermine elections in the United States. The five entities designated – the IRGC, the IRGC-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), Bayan Rasaneh Gostar Institute, Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU), and International Union of Virtual Media (IUVM) – have engaged directly or indirectly in, sponsored, concealed, or otherwise been complicit in, foreign interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, or are owned or controlled by entities engaged in such activity, according to the statement.

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