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US sanctions Iran over cyberattack on Albania

The sanctions come after Albania severed diplomatic ties with Iran following a July cyberattack ahead of a conference held by the Mujahedeen e-Khalq.

The Biden administration unleashed a second batch of economic sanctions on Iran in as many days on Friday, this time over Iran’s alleged recent cyberattack against Albania.

The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control targeted Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security as well as the country’s intelligence minister, Esmail Khatib, with the latest economic penalties.

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