The United States on Tuesday blacked two of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) officials “for their involvement in gross violations of human rights” during the 2019 and 2020 protests in Iran.
In a statement carried by the US Department of State, US Secretary of State said Antony Blinken said that IRGC interrogators Ali Hemmatian and Masoud Safdari and their immediate family members are now ineligible for entry into the US.
Blinken also said that the US is committed to promoting accountability for those responsible for such actions.
“We will continue to consider all appropriate tools to impose costs on those responsible for human rights violations and abuses in Iran. We will also work with our allies to promote accountability for such violations and abuses.”
“The United States will continue to support the rights of people in Iran and demand the Iranian government treat its people with respect and dignity,” the US secretary of state added.
Source: Saudi Gazette