US prepares to designate more regime officials for rights abuses

The US intends to implement a new round of sanctions against the Iranian regime, including the designation of more regime officials for human rights violations, according to Asia Times on Saturday.

Mark Kirk, a Republican from Illinois who recently filled President Obama’s old seat in the Senate, was quoted as saying that the administration should “make human rights a central tenet of future negotiations with Iran,” according to the website.

Two Iran experts in Washington said more regime officials “would be designated as abusers of human rights on top of eight sanctioned earlier this year,” denying them of travel rights to the US and freezing their assets in the US, the website said.

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