IRGC, five other Iran groups sanctioned for US election interference

Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) march during an annual military parade. (File Photo: AFP)

The US Treasury on Thursday slapped new sanctions on five Iranian entities, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, for what it called “brazen attempts” to interfere with the US election and US voters.

The groups have worked to “sow discord among the voting populace by spreading disinformation online and executing malign influence operations aimed at misleading US voters,” the Treasury said.

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On Wednesday, US officials announced that Iran and Russia had obtained voter registration information. “Some voter registration information has been obtained by Iran” and Russia, US Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said.

He added that Iran was sending “spoofed emails designed to intimidate voters, incite social unrest and damage President Trump.”

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