Vice President Mike Pence remarked that “Iran’s leaders aren’t content to persecute only their own people. They routinely export violence and terrorism throughout the region, including to their neighbors in Iraq. To this day, Iranian-backed militias extort and terrorise the people of the Nineveh plain, which is still recovering from the days of ISIS’s brutal reign”. He went on to say that “the U.S. will not stand idly by while Iranian-backed militias spread terror. And today I’m announcing that the U.S. has placed sanctions on two leaders of Iranian-backed militias for all they’ve done”.
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