Iran imposes sanctions on 24 US officials amid nuclear talks
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New Delhi / TEH: Iran has included 24 names of senior US officials on its sanctions list for Americans, as part of the implementation of the Human Rights Violations Act.

In a statement on Saturday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said it had “updated the sanctions list for Americans involved in terrorist activities and violating human rights,” according to the official IRNA news agency.


The statement stressed that the State Department “imposed sanctions on the Americans for committing terrorist acts and their support for these acts, as well as gross violations of human rights against Iran, the people and the government,” in the context of implementing the Human Rights Violations Law.

The State Department included on the list 24 senior US military and civilian officials, including the former commander of US Central Command General Joseph Votel, former Secretary of Commerce and Treasury Wilbur Ross and Jacob Joseph Law, as well as former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and former lawyer for Donald Trump.

Tehran accused the officials included in the sanctions list of “preparing and applying unilateral US sanctions against Iran, financing terrorist organizations and playing a role in the Israeli repressive measures in the region, especially against the Palestinian people.”

In January 2021, Tehran included former US President Donald Trump, and former Secretary of State and Defense Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper, on the sanctions list.