On the 23rd local time, the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that it would include the US Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Thule and two other US diplomats in Iraq on the sanctions list.
The statement stated that the sanctioned U.S. diplomats “effectively participated in, organized, funded, and directed terrorist acts that endanger Iran’s national security and citizens’ interests;
Effectively supported terrorist and extremist organizations targeting countries and people in the region; violated international law, including violations Humanitarian principles for the people in the region;
Assist in the assassination of senior Iranian general Soleimani; play a role in sanctions against Iran.” The sanctions will take effect on the date of the statement.
It is understood that on the 22nd of this month, the US government announced sanctions against the Iranian ambassador to Iraq and a number of Iranian institutions on the grounds of “supporting Shia militias in Iraq” and “interfering in the US election.”
In addition, on the 21st local time, U.S. National Intelligence Director Ratcliffe stated that Iran and Russia have obtained registration information of some U.S. voters. Iran tried to send “intimidation emails” to U.S.
voters and incite social unrest. This statement was met by Iran and Russia.