Officials in Iran Accuse Kim Kardashian of Being a Secret Agent

Kim Kardashian West attends the 20th Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on May 16, 2016 in New York City. Credit: Gary Gershoff/WireImage

Kardashian undercover? Kim Kardashian was accused of being a secret agent trying to promote “un-Islamic” social media use by officials in Iran on Sunday, May 15.

The Organized Cyberspace Crimes Unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps believe that the reality TV superstar, 35, is a cohort of Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, attempting to purposefully corrupt Iranian women by posting provocative selfies and snapshots.

Vanity Fair reports that OCCU spokesman Mostafa Alizadeh spoke with Iranian news outlet Iran Wire on Sunday to explain how the Selfish author “targets” women with the photos that she posts.

"They are targeting young people and women. Foreigners are behind it because it is targeting families,” Alizadeh is quoted as saying. "These schemes originate from around the Persian Gulf and England. When you draw the operational graph, you will see that it is a foreign operation. Ms. Kim Kardashian is a popular fashion model so Instagram’s CEO tells her, 'make this native.' There is no doubt that financial support is involved as well. We are taking this very seriously."

The agency’s main goal is to police domestic culture and make sure that Iranian citizens are not influenced by other nations.

Alizadeh also told Iran Wire that their surveillance of the E! personality falls under their “Operation Spider 2.” The operation was started to try and eliminate social media content that doesn’t comply with Islamic values and punish those who have shared it. According to Vanity Fair, the OCCU is working to “have arrested individuals responsible for some 350 Facebook pages.”

Kardashian has yet to comment on the claims. 

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