23 January 2023

The U.S., in parallel with sanctions actions by the UK and EU, designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Cooperative Foundation and five of its board members, the Deputy Minister of Intelligence and Security and four senior IRGC commanders in Iran under human rights authorities. The Treasury Department described the designees as “a key economic pillar of the IRGC, which funds much of the regime’s brutal suppression; as well as senior security officials coordinating Tehran’s crackdown at the national and provincial levels”.

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