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Iran strikes back at US with more reciprocal sanctions

AP  |  Tehran 

has sanctioned nine more US- linked businesses, organisations and people over America's sanctions over its ballistic missile programme.

Iran's Foreign Ministry published a new sanctions list on its website today, which added nine targets.

The sanctions means could seize local assets of the companies targeted and bar its employees from the country.

Those targets include Booz Allen Hamilton of McLean, Virginia; shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries of Newport News, Virginia; cyber-security firm Systems of Falls Church, Virginia; and DynCorp International, also of McLean.

Booz Allen Hamilton said it had no comment. The other firms did not immediately answer requests for comment.

The Trump administration in February sanctioned more than two dozen people and companies in retaliation for a ballistic missile test. responded by announcing similar sanctions in March.

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 18:57 IST