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US announces fresh Iran-related sanctions, including on Lebanese entities

The US treasury announced the sanctions on its website Friday [Anadolu]

Date of publication: 3 February, 2017

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Washington publishes list of individuals and organisations newly sanctioned days after putting Tehran "on warning" over ballistic missile test.

The United States on Friday announced that 13 Iranian individuals and 12 entities will come under US sanctions.

This move follows the White House putting Tehran "on notice" just days earlier over a ballistic missile test and other acts.

The US Treasury announced the new sanctions in a statement on its website, where it also listed individuals and entities based in the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and China.

Among those named were Lebanese nationals Mohammed Abdul Amir Farhat and and Yehia Issa Mohamad, along with four Lebanon-based firms.

Before taking office as US president, Donald Trump had promised to take a tough line on Iran, vowing to go as far as revoking the nuclear accord agreed under the Obama administration.

Iran is currently one of seven Muslim-majority countries listed on Trump's immigration ban.

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