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US sanctions 8 Taliban 'terrorists' including 2 Iranians

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The United States announced Tuesday imposing sanctions on Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgency, against eight people including two of the Iranian IRGC's Quds force.

The US Treasury Department designated the eight people sanctioned including four Afghanis and two Pakistanis as global terrorists, Reuters reported.

According to a statement issued by the Treasury, the individuals sanctioned are involved in suicide attacks and hostile activities in Afghanistan. The sanctions also targeted Iranians responsible for the fund and support with material, the statement added.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said: “Iran’s provision of military training, financing and weapons to the Taliban is yet another example of Tehran’s blatant regional meddling and support for terrorism.”

“The United States and our partners will not tolerate the Iranian regime exploiting Afghanistan to further their destabilizing behavior,” Mnuchin added.

 

Last Modified: Tuesday، 23 October 2018 08:13 PM
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