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Iran sanctions 51 US officials over Soleimani murder

Iran has imposed sanctions on 51 United States individuals for their involvement in the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani, that country's Foreign Ministry stated on Saturday.

The announcement comes a few days after the second anniversary of the event. Soleimani was killed on January 3, 2020, in a drone strike in Baghdad, ordered by then-US President Donald Trump. "The individuals on the list of sanctions participated in the decision-making, planning, organization, financing, support, as well as in the leadership or implementation of the terrorist act," the ministry explained.

The sanctioned individuals include Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, US Central Command (CENTCOM) Commander Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., and former National Security Adviser Robert C. O'Brien.

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