PressTV-US slaps new sanctions on Iranian figures, entities

The US Treasury has imposed fresh sanctions on several Iranian individuals and entities in the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw Washington from the 2015 nuclear deal.

The US Treasury Department said in a statement on its website Thursday that it had sanctioned six people allegedly tied to the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and three Iranian entities.

The Treasury also said it was working with the UAE to disrupt a network that was purportedly transferring millions of dollars to the Quds Force, accusing Iran’s central bank of helping the group access US dollars held in foreign banks.

Trump triggered international condemnation late Tuesday, when he announced that the US was walking away from the Iran nuclear accord, which is officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Trump also said he would reinstate US nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose “the highest level”…

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