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(Worthy News) - The United States has hit Iran with new sanctions targeting several transport firms it accused of transporting lethal aid from Iran to Yemen and proliferating weapons of mass destruction.
In announcing the measures on December 11, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also expressed hope that a weekend prisoner swap with Iran could lead to a dialogue between Washington and Tehran over prisoners.
The Treasury Department slapped sanctions on a shipping network owned by Iranian businessman Abdolhossein Khedri, saying the companies have been used by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' (IRGC) foreign arm, the Qods Force, to send weapons to Yemen's Shi’ite Huthi rebels. [ Source: Radio Free Europe (Read More...) ]
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