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U.S. Sanctions Iranian-Backed Forces In Syria


U.S. Sanctions Iranian-Backed Forces In Syria

Iranian-backed forces massing around Deir Ezzor city

The U.S. has imposed sanctions on the Iranian-backed Fatemiyoun Division and Zaynabiyoun Brigade, which have been fighting in Syria for more than four years now.

The two groups primarily recruit fighters from the approximately 3 million Afghan refugees in Iran. According to the available information, they participated in many battles, including the liberation of the historical city of Palmyra where they sustained the heaviest amount of losses.

“The brutal Iranian regime exploits refugee communities in Iran, deprives them of access to basic services such as education, and uses them as human shields for the Syrian conflict … Treasury’s targeting of Iran-backed militias and other foreign proxies is part of our ongoing pressure campaign to shut down the illicit networks the regime uses to export terrorism and unrest across the globe,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in an official statement released on January 24.

The new U.S. sanctions also included Iranian Qeshm Fars Air for “delivering cargo, including weapons shipments,” to Damascus on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force and the Arminian Flight Travel LLC for serving as a general sales agent (GSA) for Iranian Mahan Air, which was sanctioned last year.

“We are aggressively targeting those who continue to provide commercial support to Mahan Air and other designated airlines, and any who fail to heed our warnings expose themselves to severe sanctions risk,” Mnuchin warned.

Since the beginning of 2018, the U.S. has started to impose strict sanctions on entities affiliated with the IRGC in a bid to cripple the operations of the Iranian force. However, these measures remain largely ineffective as many Middle Eastern countries, including US formal allies like Iraq, are ignoring them.

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  • Promitheas Apollonious

    I am sure now the Iranians will lose sleep over it for not been able visit disneyland.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Iranian official blasts Russia for ‘inactive’ S-300 during Israeli attack.

  • Mauricio

    How to understand it? The guys were fighting ISIS. That is incredible how a government(USA) makes sanctions on who fights their terrorist proxies. Now everyone that fought against ISIS will be sanctioned as a punishment for winning it. I think the good fighters of SDF will be in trouble if not already on it, they have to head their minds to Damascus asap to keep it in place.

    • Bob

      Like many in west it has taken over a decade to grasp that Neo-Con sociopaths run the US foreign policy show – they manufacture the content they need for their agenda and their compliant MSM run the public relations spectacle. To be clear, sociopaths have no remorse, and no guilt, and any problems arising from their own actions will be quickly be blame shifted onto another party – but the most profound trait of the sociopath is that they are delusional. Sound familiar – ie, Neo-Con foriegn policy.

      • Hisham Saber

        Neo-Con + Sociopath = Rabbinical Talmudic Jew

  • Hisham Saber

    The U.S. of A is the ‘ idiot savant ‘ of Israel. It is controlled by elitist, supremacist Jews who are trying desperately to hold on to their international grip of power they have imposed on the world through monetary ‘ shell- games ‘ , swindles, scams, warfare, subversion, etc.

    But the ‘ bell has tolled ‘ for this diabolical bunch, the parasitical Jews. China, Russia and Iran are bringing forth a new civilizational model for humanity that will benefit all. Id say that by the mid 21st century, the Global Jewish dictatorship will be usurped and a new system takes shape, leading far past the 21st century.

    • FlorianGeyer

      This time, the growing antipathy toward those jews who cheat and lie, as many of their ancestors have done for millenia, will create a global Pogrom in the Linked Up World that the jews themselves have created.

      There will be knowhere for them to scurry to when the anger of the Goyim ignites in unison.

      Sadly those jews who do abhor what their brethren have done will be caught up in all of this.

      • You can call me Al

        Zionists are alien to Judaism; the scum are not Jews, but the followers of a sick culture that in many ways is similar to Wahhabism.

      • Sinbad2

        They have been buying vast tracts of land in southern Argentina.

        • FlorianGeyer

          Yes, for some years now and also in New Zealand I understand where personal nuclear shelters are all the rage amongst the super rich.

  • Nowruz

    Iran has been sanctioned by the US for over five decades they just like North Korea and Cuba are use to it.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Iran is large country with some of the biggest oil and gas reserves in the world, but it has been mismanaged by the illiterate corrupt mullahs. If proper educated secular people ran Iran, it would be in G-10 economies. Right before the Shah was overthrown, and according to the old senile Jew Kissinger, for “having megalomaniac ambitions”, Iran’s per capita to getting closer to Italy and Spain with a large middle class and the strongest and most modern military in the region. Even today, if Iran had a proper foreign service and educated diplomats it would be impossible to sanction a country of 83 million with tremendous potential wealth. But Iran has shown weakness, now the Americunts and EU poodles led by the midget Macron will increase sanctions for the non-existent missile program. This will never end until Iran is stripped bare naked. The idiotic mullahs have scored their own home goal as neither Iran has nukes nor long range missiles and getting pushing for nothing.

      • Nowruz

        “Zionist = Evil” haha. You’re too funny. Maybe you should change your name to, “Zionism I Support.” Yeah, you are correct that Iran’s economy was better under the puppet Shah that’s because the US was had their guy in control. The same way Venezuela’s economy would be better if US puppet Guaido takes over and the US lifts the sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industries. Use what little common sense you have and ask yourself, if Iran, Syria, Venezuela, North Korea, Cuba, etc would be better off if the US didn’t apply sanctions, tariffs or embargoes on them? You are short sided which is a trait many Jews have. Maybe you should re-read the Torah again most notably Leviticus and Deuteronomy.

        Iran is better off without the US. I do agree the Ayatollahs are corrupt the same way Thailand, Myanmar, China, Russia, Venezuela, etc have corrupt governments (everyone has look no further than Israel) but I rather have them controlling Iran than a US puppet. It’s almost like, “better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know.” Your argument fits to align with “The pot calling the kettle black”. It’s almost comical that you are allowed to type the nonsense you do. You criticize Iran “only” despite having multiple countries sanctioning them yet you have the nerve to say, “Americunts” Haha! What you want to say is “American Heroes” because you want Iran to be under US control, right? Either that or you’re more braindead than I think you are. The US is a powerful country who has a lot of vassal states, so it’s near impossible that Iran has not collapsed years ago prior to signing the JCPOA. You can’t also forget all of the Jewish oligarchs who reside in Russia. I hope that you lack an understanding of US dominance in the world but I’m leaning towards a pro-Israeli troll.

        As I replied earlier, your arguments are very contradictory. It may be because you’re trying to play the “anti-establishment/anti-US narrative” to avoid being exposed as Zionist. I realized you only reply to my comments that pertain to Iran…Why not mention anything about North Korea, Cuba, Thailand’s governments being corrupt? One thing about living next to Israel even amongst them is that they all have a particular stench about them. If you talk to a person for a while you begin to know what they’re all about. Anyway, a nice verse I would like you to re-read and decipher is Deuteronomy Chapter: 32 Verse: 19-25. Even the Jews despite not recognizing the New Testament were foretold by Moses about their sinful ways and the fate of children of Israel. God will bless the evil and they will even triumph for 100s of years. For example, Egypt under Pharoh and his stubbornness and how he treated the children of Israel and look what happened to Egypt. I believe I read something about you being an atheist which is a common response for jews because the religion is next to impossible to follow which is why Jesus (peace be upon him) died for our sins. There isn’t enough unleavened bread and goats for the number of sins you Jews have committed to sacrifice under the tabernacle, haha! Continue on posting your anti-only-Iran rants I will pray for you because love thy enemy. Have a nice day, Joseph ;6 )

        • vladput

          howdy, hater?

      • Garga

        I’m sorry, do we know the same Iran?

        In Shah era Iran didn’t have much of an economy and in his 3-4 last years of reign all the country was in shambles and that was even before the protests begin. Speak of mis-management! It’s great to have a high per capita when only large and medium cities have electricity and running water and no where has gas, when the country sits on the biggest gas reserve in the world.
        Of course Iran’s military was the strongest in the region, Iran was the west’s watch-dog and they sold anything Shah wanted, much much like today’s Saudis. But now Iran’s military is both strong and self-made and that’s something worth it’s weight in gold.

        The same “corrupt” government managed an almost %12 economic growth in Khatami’ presidency (1997-2005) when there was no serious sanctions on Iran. And in about a decade, scored a minus 1 economic growth under Ahmadinejad, you know, “corruption” and all. Nice trying to deflect US’s crime against us and pretend the hardship is due to Iran’s government evil-ness or clueless-ness!

        Iran’s government is not ideal, but is not anything like you people pretend it is.

        You mix a lot of truth and lies. Perhaps EVIL in your username is acronym all written in caps? Economic Value of Individual Lives?
        Don’t you think it’s time you changed your username? Re-branding does miracles! A Fresh start to spread disinfo and psychological war.

        • vladput

          shah was the another face of the same shitcoin.

          no sah, no ayatollahs. the stage before shah is the godd way.

          of couse,you as terrorsit will be hanged :)

      • vladput

        ayatollahs must die

  • verner

    they have soon sanctioned the whole world and what a day that will be.

  • Tom Tom

    Instead of announcing how ineffective U.S. policy is, it would have been better for them to say nothing at all.