US sanctions target Iran carrier

The US has imposed sanctions on an Iranian shipping company and 18 of its affiliates over its alleged support for Tehran's nuclear programme. The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) had provided logistical support for the Iranian defence ministry, the US treasury said. IRISL's US-based assets would be frozen and its transactions banned, it said. The US has already imposed a number of sanctions on Iran linked to its controversial nuclear programme.

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