Democxracy Now: US Imposes Sanctions on 8 Iranian Officials

The Obama administration has unveiled a new round of sanctions targeting eight Iranian officials accused of human rights abuses in the crackdown on protests following Iran’s disputed elections in June 2009. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the sanctions in Washington.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: “The Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 permits us to impose financial sanctions and deny US visas to specific Iranian officials where there is credible evidence against them. In doing so today, we declare our solidarity with their victims and with all Iranians who wish for a government that respects their human rights and their dignity and their freedom.”

~ by wheresthemic on September 30, 2010.

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