The U.S. sanctioned what the Treasury Department described as “an international oil smuggling network that supports Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force (IRGC-QF)”. Secretary of State Antony Blinken underscored that “the IRGC-QF has been using revenue from Iranian petroleum sales to fund its malign activities. These sales depend on foreign intermediaries to obscure the IRGC-QF’s involvement. The U.S. will continue to expose and disrupt those supporting such efforts”.
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