US prosecutors have charged two Iranian men with acting as “unregistered agents” of Iran by taking pictures of the Islamic Republic’s “political opponents.”
The two Iranian nationals, who had been arrested on August 9, have also been charged with providing the Iranian government with services in violation of US sanctions
The charges were unsealed on Monday after an indictment was returned in the District of Columbia, according to the US Justice Department and US attorney’s office of the District, The Washington Post reported.
The charges also hold the men, identified as Ahmadreza Mohammadi Doostdar and Majid Ghorbani, accountable for “conspiracy.”
“Doostdar and Ghorbani are alleged to have acted on behalf of Iran, including by conducting surveillance of political opponents and engaging in other activities that could put Americans at risk,” Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers said in a…