ICBPS– The U.S. on Friday stated it was enforcing visa restrictions on 13 officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) it indicted of involvement in “gross violations of human rights” for a 1990 assassination of an Iranian opposition figure in Switzerland.
The U.S. State Department did not mention the names, however in a statement declared it was likewise designating a 14th Iranian, Hojatollah Khodaei Souri, who it stated as director of Iran notorious Evin Prison ran an institution “synonymous with torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment.”
“The United States will continue to push Iran to treat its own individuals with dignity and regard,” said the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
On August 19, the United States designated IRGC Mahan Air facilitators for reported transporting military equipment and terrorists on behalf of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI).
“The United States continued its optimal pressure project against Iran by designating two businesses and one individual for procuring parts for Mahan Air, a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity,” according to the State Department Press Release.
Further, the United States Justice Department has reportedly charged three individuals in connection with what prosecutors declare was a campaign to move U.S. currency from the country to Iran on behalf of Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei.
Muzzamil Zaidi, a U.S. citizen living in Qom, Iran’s most religious city; Asim Naqvi, a U.S. citizen living in Houston; and Pakistani national Ali Chawla, living in Qom, are charged with breaching the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).
On Wednesday, the Justice Department authorities stated the offenders “have significant operational links” to the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).