US charges four with plot to kidnap journalist critical of Iran

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    Four Iranian men accused of plotting to kidnap a New York-based activist, have been charged in the US.

    Iranian-American Masih Alinejad is a prominent critic of the government in Tehran.

    She says she has received death threats for years.

    The FBI issued photos of the suspected mastermind of the plot, Alireza Farahani, an Iranian intelligence official.

    Farahani and three other intelligence operatives were charged in federal court in Manhattan, although they remain at large in Iran.

    Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from New York, US.

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    Iran, also called Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. Its central location in Eurasia and proximity to the Strait of Hormuz give it significant geostrategic importance. Tehran is the capital and largest city.

    Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. The Iranian Revolution established the current Islamic Republic in 1979.

    Iran’s political system combines elements of a presidential democracy and an Islamic theocracy. Iran is a founding member of the UN, ECO, OIC, and OPEC. It is a major regional and middle power and has large reserves of fossil fuels — including the world’s largest natural gas supply and the third largest proven oil reserves.

    The country’s rich cultural legacy is reflected in part by its 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Historically a multi-ethnic country, Iran remains a pluralistic society comprising numerous ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups, the largest being Persians, Azeris, Kurds, Mazandaranis and Lurs.

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