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U.S. Slaps Iranian Security Officials With Sanctions Over Protest Crackdowns

Protests have been ongoing since mid-September

  • On Wednesday, three Iranian security officials were sanctioned by the Treasury Department.
  • The imposed sanctions follow the regime’s crackdown on nationwide protests in Iran, reportedly resulting in the arrests of thousands and the deaths of hundreds of demonstrators.
  • “The abuses being committed in Iran against protestors, including most recently in Mahabad, must stop,” said Brian Nelson, the undersecretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence.
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