(TargetLiberty.org) – A self-proclaimed “political scientist” living in the US has been arrested on suspicion of being an Iranian government agent. The Massachusetts resident is suspected of lobbying on behalf of the Tehran regime and helping plan actions against America.
FBI agents descended on Watertown, MA, on January 18, arresting 63-year-old Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi. The commentator and author has been making a living as an expert on Iran, but now federal agents say he’s actually an agent of the theocratic regime. Afrasiabi is accused of lobbying US legislators on behalf of the Iranian government, including pushing for the Obama administration’s catastrophic nuclear deal with Tehran.
Since @ least 2007 to now Afrasiabi has been paid approximately $265,000 in checks drawn on official bank accounts of Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN, & has received health insurance through its employee health benefit plans.
— Nazenin Ansari (@NazeninA) January 19, 2021
Under US law, agents of influence for foreign governments are required to register with the Department of Justice. Afrasiabi never did, despite drawing regular paychecks from Tehran. The Trump administration worked hard to remove people like him from the US. The question is, will President Biden continue that policy?
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