Iran has announced sanctions against an additional 24 Americans, including officials who served in former President Donald Trump’s administration, for allegedly supporting terrorism and human rights violations.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry announced the measures on Saturday, saying they stem from efforts by US officials to impose or intensify “criminal sanctions” against the Islamic republic, as well as supporting terrorist groups and Israel’s “repressive actions” in the Middle East, especially against the Palestinians.
Those sanctioned included former US Army Chief of Staff General George Casey, ex-CENTCOM commander General Joseph Votel and Army General Scott Miller, formerly commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan. Top aides in the administrations of Trump and then-President Barack Obama, including lawyer Rudi Giuliani, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, also were named. In addition, Iran cited former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and ex-US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, who later became acting director of national intelligence.