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Gunman arrested outside Iranian-American journalist’s home in New York


Last Wednesday and Thursday, Khalid Mehdiyev was surprised around Masih Alinejad’s home in Brooklyn, New York.

The man was finally arrested at the end of last week by the FBI who discovered in his car an AK-47 rifle and about sixty ammunition, according to a note from the federal police filed with the Manhattan federal court.

Masih Alinejad is not named in these court documents made public over the weekend, but she confirmed on Twitter on Sunday and Monday, using CCTV footage, that the man arrested by New York police tried to go home [elle] in New York with a loaded gun to [la] kill.

Last year, the FBI prevented the Islamic Republic [d’Iran] to kidnap me. My crime is to give a voice to the voiceless. The United States government must be tough on terrorismwrote the feminist activist on social networks.

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In July 2021, American justice had charged four Iranian intelligence agentsaccused of having prepared the kidnapping of Masih Alinejad in 2018 by trying to force Iranian relatives of the journalist to lure her to a third country, so that she would be arrested, taken to Iran and imprisoned.

Call for zero tolerance

Last summer, as a sign of support, the head of American diplomacy Antony Blinken spoke with this Iranian-American activist, known in particular for his positions against the wearing of the hijab by women in Iran and for his hostile statements and writings. to the Tehran regime.

In New York, the American AssociationUnited Against Nuclear Iran“,”text”:”United Against Nuclear Iran”}}”>United Against Nuclear Iran (United Against Nuclear Iran) welcomed this new arrest on Monday and declared through its president, former ambassador Mark Wallace, that the Americans will never tolerate elements of a hostile power threatening to carry out attacks on United States soil..

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Iran and the United States have not had diplomatic relations since 1980 following the Islamic Revolution the previous year.

In the 2010s, the timid warming between the two countries, thanks to the international agreement on the Iranian nuclear program concluded in July 2015, had been undermined by the American withdrawal from this text in 2018, under the presidency of Donald Trump. , and by the resumption by Tehran of uranium enrichment.

Negotiations to revive this agreement were relaunched in April 2021, but have been stalled since last March.

However, this Monday, Iranian diplomacy said optimistic as to a resumption of these discussions following a draft compromise presented by the European Union and which was welcomed, also on Monday at theUNAnthony Blinken.

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