U.S. adds more sanctions against Iran for human rights abuses
29-Sep-2010 (4 comments)

Washington (CNN) -- Citing "mounting evidence" of repression of the Iranian opposition, the Obama administration added more sanctions against Iranian government officials, members of the Revolutionary Guards Corps and others accused by the United States of being responsible for human rights abuses.

The sanctions, announced Wednesday by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, block the assets of, and prohibit U.S. citizens from engaging in any business with, those on the list, which includes the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, the country's prosecutor general, and the ministers of welfare and intelligence.

"On these officials' watch or under their command Iranian citizens have been arbitrarily, beaten, tortured, raped, blackmailed and killed," Clinton said. "Yet the Iranian government has ignored repeated calls from the international community to end these abuses, to hold to account those responsible, and respect the rights and fundamental freedoms of its citizens."

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What about Ahmadinejad

by vildemose on

What about Ahmadinejad himself? What about those people who were invited to AN's mehmouni in NY?



by MM on

I would also restrict the global movement of a whooooooole bunch of these murderers and plunderers who go in and out of Iran with impunity.



by Fair on

Indeed it is about time. The rest of the world should join in this direction, and the human rights of the Iranian people should be the highest priority.

What the Islamic republic does is no different than the apartheid regime of South Africa, and it should be recognized as such.


About time

by Truthseeker9 on

Why did it take so long.