The Ministry of Intelligence and Security

In July 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against Iranian intelligence operatives who had attempted to kidnap Iranian-American activist and journalist Masih Alinejad, revealing that they were planning to take her to Venezuela aboard speedboats for onward deployment to Iran. In March 2024, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a Most Wanted notice in pursuit of an individual suspected of working for Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and being tasked with recruiting a hitman to assassinate current and former U.S. government officials from the Trump administration, specifically those involved in the decision to assassinate Qassem Soleimani, the former IRGC’s Quds Force commander, in January 2020. The MOIS agent, Majid Dastjani Farahani, can, according to the FBI, speak Spanish and travels between Iran and Venezuela. Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former National Security Advisor and UANI board member John Bolton, and former Special Representative to Iran Brian Hook and other former officials require expensive security details given active threats from the Iranian regime.