Roger Anghis posted an update January 13, 2019 9:28 pm
US officials say California men were agents of Iran
Despite the men’s disarming appearance, U.S. authorities allege that they were operating in Orange County as agents of the Islamic Republic of Iran — an accusation that has alarmed many in the local Persian community because it suggests that tensions between the U.S. and Iran have spilled over into Southern California.
The men’s goal, authorities say, was to conduct surveillance on Israeli and Jewish facilities in the U.S., and to collect information on members of the Mujahedin Khalq ––the MEK –– an Iranian exile group that has long sought to topple the regime in Tehran and has newfound support among members of the Trump administration.
From the summer of 2017 to the spring of 2018, authorities say, the men crisscrossed Orange County and the U.S., making videos of participants at MEK rallies in New York and Washington, D.C., and photographing Jewish centers in Chicago.
Read more here: https://www.heraldcourier.com/news/national/us-officials-say-california-men-were-agents-of-iran/article_937a85e7-02cd-5a4a-858d-956abf29e887.html