Iran announced sanction to the CIA and the US National Guard after riots over the death of Mahsa Amini

Iran announced sanction to the CIA and the US National Guard after riots over the death of Mahsa Amini

After Washington notified of economic penalties, the Iranian government also announced its own sanctions against US entities

The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced on Monday sanctions against individuals and entities from the United States, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), for inciting “violence and unrest” in Iran, in the midst of a wave of protests after the death of the young Mahsa Amini.

The sanctions apply to “10 individuals and four entities for carrying out activities against human rights, interfering in the internal affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, inciting violence and unrest in Iran, and inciting terrorist acts.” ”, according to the Iranian Ministry.

These measures are directed, among others, against the head of the US Army Central Command (CENTCOM), Michael Corella, the CIA and the US National Guard. They involve the prohibition of granting travel and entry visas to Iran and the “freezing of their properties and assets” in this country, the source reported.

Washington announced on October 26 economic sanctions against Iranian officials and companies for their violent crackdown on recent protests.

Iran has been rocked by massive demonstrations since the September 16 death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman who died three days after her arrest by morality police for allegedly violating the dress code. of the Islamic Republic.

Dozens of people – mostly protesters, but also members of the security forces – have been killed during the protests.

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