New US Sanctions Target Iran For Human Rights Abuses, Censorship

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The Treasury Department on Wednesday targeted several Iranian nationals, organizations and government officials with financial sanctions over charges of human rights abuses and censorship.

The listed persons and entities will be blocked from the U.S. financial system. Individuals and companies who do business with the targeted Iranians could face sanctions from Treasury as well.

The latest set of Treasury sanctions against Iranian officials comes in response to the regime’s crackdown on protests against the government and escalating tensions over President Trump’s removal of the U.S. from the 2015 nuclear deal struck by President Obama.


Read more at The Hill.



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