US sanctions dozens of people worldwide over human rights abuses

US sanctions dozens of people worldwide over human rights abuses
# 08 December 2023 23:03 (UTC +04:00)

The United States on Friday slapped sanctions on dozens of people over human rights abuses, including Iranian officers it accused of being involved in the targeting of U.S. officials, ahead of Human Rights Day, APA reports citing Reuters.

The U.S. Treasury and State Departments imposed sanctions and visa restrictions on 37 people in 13 countries, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement, in actions coordinated with Britain and Canada.

Over the last year the Treasury has sanctioned more than 150 individuals and entities across a dozen countries, freezing their U.S. assets, for issues relating to human rights abuse. Americans who engage in certain transactions with them also risk being hit with sanctions.

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