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U.S. Announces New Sanctions Against Iran

June 09, 2011

The United States has announced sanctions against three Iranian groups and one person over human rights abuses in Iran since the country's disputed 2009 presidential election.

The Treasury Department said on June 9 that the sanctions apply to Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the Basij militia, Iran's police forces and its commander, Esmail Ahmadi Moghadam.

The sanctions freeze any of their assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prevent U.S. citizens and institutions from dealing with them.

compiled from agency reports

Source: http://www.rferl.org/content/un_announces_new_sanctions_against_iran/24229979.html

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