Are China and Iran meddling in US elections? It’s complicated.

Kirby, Jen

The US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has said it is “concerned about the ongoing and potential activity by China, Russia, and Iran” when it comes to the US vote in November. The warning comes four years after Russia’s interference efforts in the 2016 election, which never really stopped and continue to unsettle the country. Intelligence and law enforcement officials have long warned that Russia is not alone; other foreign adversaries are getting in on the game, China and Iran among them.

But just because US officials are calling out China and Iran alongside Russia doesn’t mean those two countries are following Russia’s script.