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Joseph Haboush, Al Arabiya EnglishThursday 22 October 2020

U.S. imposes sanctions on Iranian ambassador to Iraq and various Iranian institutions

by YCPress

Washington, October 22 The US government announced on the 22nd that it would sanction Iran’s ambassador to Iraq on the grounds of “supporting Shi’ite militias in Iraq” and sanctions several Iranians for “interference in elections”. mechanism.

The U.S. Treasury Department stated in a statement that day that Iran’s ambassador to Iraq, Iraji Masjedi, is also a general of the “Quds Brigade” under the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps of Iran, and he is concerned about formulating the “Quds Brigade” policy on Iraq. Played an important role. The Shiite militias he “supported” had repeatedly attacked US troops in Iraq and caused casualties.

The U.S. Treasury Department announced in a separate statement that day that it would impose sanctions on the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the “Quds Brigade” and three propaganda agencies related to the “Quds Brigade” on the grounds that these agencies “try to influence the US elections.”

According to the statement, assets of the sanctioned party in the United States or under the control of the United States will be seized, and U.S. citizens will not be allowed to conduct transactions with the sanctioned party. Foreign financial institutions or individuals who conduct transactions with or provide support to the sanctioned party will also face sanctions risks.

U.S. National Intelligence Director Ratcliffe said on the 21st that Iran and Russia have obtained registration information for some American voters. Iran has also sent emails to American voters to try to intimidate voters and incite social unrest. Both Iran and Russia have denied the US allegations.