The director and actor Nader Talebzadeh in pictures
Talebzadeh was a key organizer of several controversial conferences, including the International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust (2006), the International Conference on Hollywoodism (2011–2013) and the New Horizon Conference (2013–2019). U.S. federal government accused Talebzadeh of working closely with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and traveling across the world to recruit assets for the Quds Force under cover of inviting guests to conferences. Talebzadeh denied allegations of providing the IRGC with information. He was nonetheless put on the sanctions list by the U.S. Department of the Treasury in 2019 for “supporting intelligence and cyber targeting of U.S. persons”.