(ANSA) – WASHINGTON, Sept. 09 – As announced in recent days, the United States has announced new sanctions against Iran in response to the cyberattack on Albania. The measures affect the minister and the intelligence ministry in Tehran.
“Iran’s cyber attack violates the peacetime code of conduct of a responsible nation, which expects not to harm critical infrastructure that provides services to the public,” said US Treasury Undersecretary Brian Nelson. The sanctions hit the Ministry of Intelligence and its Minister Ismail Khatib accused, according to the ministry’s website, of “leading networks of cybercriminals involved in cyber espionage and attacks in support of Iran’s political goals. Moreover, in the attack on Albanian government websites, hackers of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence revealed documents Allegedly coming from the Albanian government and personal information linked to Albanian citizens.”
According to the procedures, the US Treasury clarifies, all property and interests of the Department and the Secretary under US jurisdiction are blocked. Furthermore, all US citizens are prohibited from having any kind of transaction with those affected by the sanctions. (Dealing).
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