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WASHINGTON—U.S. authorities on Thursday accused two Iranian nationals of engaging in voter intimidation and election interference ahead of last year’s U.S. presidential election, describing them as “state-sponsored actors” involved in a disinformation campaign.

Seyyed Mohammad Hosein Musa Kazemi, 24 years old, and Sajjad Kashian, 27, were charged in an indictment unsealed Thursday of cyber-related criminal activity that included posing as the domestic far-right group Proud Boys to send threatening email messages to select voters and obtaining confidential voter information in at least one state. The Wall Street Journal previously reported that state was Alaska.