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US imposes sweeping sanctions on Iran, targets Khamenei-linked foundation

The department imposed sanctions on what it described as a key patronage network for Khamenei

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Daphne Psaledakis & Humeyra Pamuk | Reuters  |  Washington 

The United States on Wednesday imposed broad sanctions targeting Iran, blacklisting a foundation controlled by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and taking aim at what Washington called Iran's human rights abuses a year after a deadly crackdown on anti-government demonstrators.The sanctions announced by the U.S. Treasury Department, which also targeted Iran's intelligence minister, are the latest action to reinforce the "maximum pressure" campaign on Iran pursued by President Donald Trump's administration. They come little more than two months before Trump is due ...

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First Published: Thu, November 19 2020. 02:35 IST