The United States has rolled out additional sanctions against Iran and indicted Venezuelan’s leader on narco-terrorism charges, despite calls for sanctions relief amid the new coronavirus pandemic.On Thursday, State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus announced sanctions against 20 individuals because they “violate Iraqi sovereignty and exploit Iraq’s economy to funnel money to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF).” Those blacklisted were said to be involved in transferring “lethal aid” from the elite Iranian expeditionary unit to Iraqi militias hostile to the U.S. military presence in the country.That same day, senior Justice Department officials targeted another Washington adversary already hit with trade restrictions. Criminal charges were announced against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro for partnering with the left-wing insurgent Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in an attempt “to flood the United States with cocaine in order to undermine the health and wellbeing of our nation,” U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr alleged. Top Maduro deputies were also indicted on various charges.The news came just a day after United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged an easing of restrictions against countries like Iran and Venezuela in order to mitigate their battle against COVID-19.”At this crucial time, both for global public… Read full this story
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