US hits Iran with new sanctions for human rights abuses

The United States slaps fresh sanctions on a dozen Iranian officials and entities for “serious” human rights abuses, days after nuclear talks with Tehran halted with no sign of progress.

The sanctions announced by the Treasury and State Department target government officials and organizations involved in the repression of protesters and political activists, and prisons where activists have been held in brutal conditions.

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