Pentagon Aide Keeps Clearance Despite Spying Accusations

The NY Post
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Ariane Tabatabai stays a top Pentagon official despite being named as part of an Iranian influence campaign in leaked emails - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists via New York Post screenshot
  • An Iranian-born Pentagon official, Ariane Tabatabai, remains in her position with a top-level security clearance despite being connected to a covert influence campaign orchestrated by Tehran.
  • Tabatabai was part of a group known as the Iran Experts Initiative, formed to promote public acceptance of the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) during the Obama administration, which aimed to improve Iran’s image via an aggressive media campaign.
  • Despite her involvement in this influence campaign, which included communicating with Iranian officials, Tabatabai continued to rise in academic and media circles, never disclosing her connections to the Iranian regime and often advocated for Iran’s interests, even regarding sensitive matters such as missile capabilities and relationships with groups like Hamas and Hezbollah.  Read More

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