January 10, 2009
The US administration is progressively moving to find ways to support Iran’s opposition Green Movement, senior US officials have made it known.
The White House is crafting new financial sanctions specifically designed to punish the Iranian entities and individuals most directly involved in putting down the riots, rather than just those involved in Iran’s nuclear program, IRNA cited a report published by The Wall Street Journal as saying on Saturday.
[efoods]The report added that US Treasury Department strategists previously focused on the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and have made up a list of IRGC-related companies that are to be targeted.
The companies on the list include Iran’s largest telecommunications provider, the Telecommunication Company of Iran, which is majority-owned by the IRGC, and the Iranian Aluminum Co.
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