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U.S. imposes sweeping sanctions on Iran, targets Khamenei-linked foundation

Nov 18, 2020 - Reuters UK

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday imposed broad sanctions targeting Iran, blacklisting a foundation controlled by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and taking aim at what Washington called Iran’s human rights abuses a year after a deadly crackdown on anti-government demonstrators.

The sanctions announced by the U.S. Treasury Department, which also targeted Iran’s intelligence minister, are the latest action to reinforce the “maximum pressure” campaign on Ir...