Iran to announce human rights-related sanctions on US individuals, entities: Official

Iran to announce human rights-related sanctions on US individuals, entities: Official

Iran is set to announce sanctions on a number of American individuals and entities involved in flagrant violations of human rights, days after Washington targeted the Islamic Republic with new bans over baseless claims of rights abuses.

According to Press TV, Kazem Gharibabadi, the Iranian Judiciary Chief’s Deputy and Secretary General of the country’s High Council for Human Rights, said Thursday that the blacklist of US individuals and entities was scheduled to be released soon.

The top human rights official said the latest decision by the US to target Iranians with sanctions was “a continuation of the failed maximum pressure policy against the Iranian nation and the use of sanctions as a tool for political gains.”

He said the US cannot claim to be an advocate of freedom and human rights in Iran while jeopardizing the lives of ordinary Iranians by blocking their access to medicine and medical equipment.

“This is…

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