The U.S. Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, announced that “the U.S. is listing IRGC Brigadier General Hassan Shahvarpour under Section 7031(c) visa sanctions”. “General Shahvarpour committed gross violations of human rights against protesters in Mahshahr” in November 2019, he added. Hook further explained that “this action taken today was made possible through the information we received on the tip line that the Secretary established [in November 2019]. The Iranian people have now sent us over 88,000 tips”.
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