Tehran 0
7 December 2021

The Treasury Department designated “seven Iranian individuals and two Iranian law enforcement entities in connection with serious human rights abuse”; in parallel the State Department blacklisted “two entities and two individuals who are responsible for certain gross violations of internationally recognised human rights in Iran”. Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted that “the U.S. is committed to promoting democracy and accountability for those who abuse human rights around the world… [and] will utilise its full range of tools to highlight and disrupt these abuses of human rights”. Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson riposted that “even amid the Vienna talks, the U.S. cannot stop imposing sanctions against Iran… Doubling down on sanctions won't create leverage – and is anything but seriousness and goodwill”.

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