The State Department sanctioned “Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Intelligence Organisation (IRGC-IO) for its involvement in the wrongful detention of at least one U.S. national abroad”. Simultaneously, the Treasury Department designated four senior IRGC-IO officials. In a statement, President Biden asserted that “today – and every day – our message to Russia, Iran and the world is holding hostage or wrongfully detaining Americans is unacceptable. Release them immediately”.
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