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EU names Iran Revolutionary Guard commanders in Syria sanctions

06/24/2011

The European Union published extended sanctions on Syria on Friday, including the names of three commanders of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard accused of supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad’s suppression of dissent.

The list, published in the European Union’s Official Journal, also included a Syrian property firm, an investment fund and two other enterprises accused of funding Assad’s government.

According to the names given in the Official Journal, the Iranians were Major-General Qasem Soleimani and Brigadier Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari of the Revolutionary Gaurd, and

the Guard’s deputy commander for intelligence, Hossein Taeb.

Four Syrian officials were also added to the list.

 

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