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US Imposes Sanctions on People in Iran, Syria and Uganda, Citing Rights Abuses

US Imposes Sanctions on People in Iran, Syria and Uganda, Citing Rights Abuses

From: Algemeiner

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on more than a dozen people and entities in Iran, Syria and Uganda, accusing them of being connected to serious human rights abuses and repressive acts.

In an action marking the week of the US Summit for Democracy, the Treasury Department said in a statement it was targeting repression and the undermining of democracy, designating individuals and entities tied to the violent suppression of peaceful protesters in Iran and deadly chemical weapons attacks against civilians in Syria, among others.

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