EU imposes sanctions on Iran for support of Syrian crackdown

Revolutionary Guard commanders face asset freezes and travel bans


The EU has imposed sanctions on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard commanders over their support of Syria’s violent suppression of popular protests. Syria has denied accusations from the West and opposition groups that Iran has helped them defeat unrest. Rights groups say 1,300 people have been killed in the crackdowns and 10,000 arrested. The EU has already placed sanctions on 23 Syrians, including President Bashar al-Assad and his closest associates.

The Guardian

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