US sanctions 3 Iranian security officials over crackdown on protesters


WASHINGTON 

The US sanctioned three Iranian security officials Wednesday for the ongoing crackdown on protests that were sparked by the killing of Mahsa Amini in September.

The blacklistings include officials who are overseeing a “particularly severe security response” in two predominantly Kurdish cities, Sanandaj and Mahabad, the Treasury Department said in a statement.

They include Sanandaj Gov. Hassan Asgari, and Alireza Moradi, the head of the Law Enforcement…



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