Iran deal

Report: Iran hackers targeted emails of U.S. officials, nuclear experts

Revolutionary Iranian street art in Tehran. Photo: Dominika Zarzycka/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Hackers tied to the Iranian government targeted the personal emails of more than a dozen U.S. Treasury officials and other officials and individuals around the world linked to the Iran nuclear deal, according to an AP report.

Why it matters: The hacking attempts started just as the Trump administration begain to reinstate sanctions against the Iranian regime.

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Intercepted weapons attest to Iran's continued support of terrorism

Brian Hook, the US Special Representative for Iran, speaks to reporters at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC
Brian Hook, the U.S. Special Representative for Iran, briefs reporters at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, in Washington, D.C., on November 29, 2018. Photo: Thomas Watkins/AFP via Getty Images

U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook shed light on Tehran’s latest provision of arms to militants across the Middle East on Thursday, speaking at an Iranian weapons exhibit at Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling. The most recent additions include the Sayyad-2C surface-to-air missile, which was interdicted en route to Yemen’s Houthi rebels, 107 -millimeter rockets that Iran allegedly provided to the Taliban, and drones that were used in Afghanistan.

Why it matters: Iran is involved in multiple Middle Eastern conflict zones, many of which have been raging for years and have no end in sight. Tehran’s sustained practice of exporting diverse weapons prevents peace and encourages its partners to continue fighting.

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