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US Imposes Sanctions On Iran's Intelligence Agency

On Thursday, the United States Government imposed three separate sanctions against Iran's primary intelligence agency, the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

MOIS was designated for its involvement in committing serious human rights abuses against the Iranian people, as well as its support to terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda, Hizbollah and Hamas.

Under a separate executive order, it was also designated for its support to the Syrian regime in brutally repressing the Syrian people. The US Government imposed visa and financial sanctions on the MOIS for its commission of serious human rights abuses in Iran.

Today's action exposes the activities of the MOIS, and allows the United States to identify and sanction individuals, companies and other entities that support or act on behalf of the MOIS, US State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland said in a statement.

"We encourage all of our partners to take similar actions in response to the MOIS involvement in illicit conduct," she added.

by RTT Staff Writer

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