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US Treasury announces new Iran sanctions

AFP  |  Washington 

The US today announced economic sanctions on 11 individuals and companies accused of supporting Iran's Revolutionary Guards or engaging in hostile cyber attacks on US banks, the Treasury Department announced.

The move came the same day the was expected to announce an extension of sanctions relief under a landmark 2015 deal on Iran's nuclear program, which was negotiated by the prior Obama administration.

Trump has criticised the agreement but maintained it so far.

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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 23:32 IST