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By Pooya Stone

It is no secret that Iran and the Taliban have been involved in covert talks for many years. Until recently, the mullahs have preferred to keep their relationship with the Taliban and other terrorist groups on the down low in order to maintain plausible deniability for attacks in the Middle East and around the world.

However, earlier this month, Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), went public about Iran’s ties to the Taliban and claimed that Iran aimed through these contacts to “[curb] the security problems in Afghanistan”.

Iran Cyber Threat Continues

By Jubin Katiraie

US cybersecurity firm FireEye has said that cyber criminals based in Iran are more than likely behind a highly sophisticated hacking campaign on a level that has never been seen before. The hacking campaign has targeted companies across Europe, North America and the Middle East and North Africa.

FireEye is a company that deals with cyber-crime at all levels. It describes its mission as being to “relentlessly protect our customers from the impact and consequences of cyber attacks”. To keep at the top of its game, the company has to keep up-to-date with the what is happening in the world of cybercrime and it is looking into the trends across the world.

Iran Intelligence Service Faces EU Sanctions for Bomb Plot in France

Iran Focus

London, 9 Jan - Two natives of Iran, identified as Assadollah Asadi and Saeid Hashemi Moghadam, and the Directorate for Internal Security of the Iranian Ministry for Intelligence and Security and of individuals, an Iranian intelligence service, have been sanction by the European Union. According to a document seen by Bloomberg News, because of their involvement in an alleged bomb plot in France, the EU froze their assets on Tuesday.

The intelligence unit and the two individuals were involved in a planned bombing of an Iranian opposition group at a meeting near Paris in June, said the French government. The sanctions mirror the ones already imposed by France, and will be published in the EU Official Journal on Wednesday.

EU Puts New Sanctions on Iran for Terror Plots

By Jubin Katiraie

The EU has imposed new sanctions on Iran following revelations that Iran has ordered four terrorist attacks in Europe in recent years.

In June 2018, Iran plotted to bomb a rally held by the Iranian Resistance in Paris. Thankfully, European officials thwarted this plot and no one was hurt before the four individuals who tried to carry out the plot were arrested.

Iran and Palestinian Jihad Add Iraqi Shiite Militias and Hizbollah to Gaza Terrorist Command

Iran Focus

London, 4 Jan - According to DEBKAfile, an Israeli military intelligence website based in Jerusalem that provides commentary and analyses on terrorism, intelligence, national security, military, and international relations, with a particular focus on the Middle East, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad delegation that is visiting Tehran has been empowered by Iran to attach Iraqi Shiite militias under Al Qods. Hizbollah will command the common operations on the Gaza Strip.

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