US hits Iran with new sanctions over rights abuses as nuclear talks flounder


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(Worthy News) – The slapped fresh on a dozen Iranian officials and entities for “serious” abuses Tuesday, days after talks with Tehran halted with no sign of progress.

The sanctions announced by the US Treasury and State Department targeted government officials and organizations involved in the repression of protesters and political activists, and prisons where activists have been held in brutal conditions.

The Treasury also placed several Syrian officials on its sanctions blacklist for their roles in political repression and chemical gas attacks, and ’s intelligence chief was hit with sanctions for extreme abuse of people arrested for their nationality or political beliefs. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More…) ]

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