PressTV-US imposes new sanctions against Iran

The United States has imposed sanctions on six Iranians and two Iran-based entities, including Evin Prison and the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) over what it called “human rights abuses.”

The US Treasury Department announced the sanctions Wednesday on its website, saying the sanctions were imposed on the Iranian individuals and entities “for committing serious human rights abuses.”

“Iran not only exports terrorism and instability across the world, it routinely violates the rights of its own people.  The Iranian regime diverts national resources that should belong to the people to fund a massive and expensive censorship apparatus and suppress free speech,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.

Iran has rejected US and Western accusations of human rights abuses in the Islamic Republic as “untrue” and “politically-motivated.”

On Thursday, the US Treasury imposed new sanctions against nine…

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