9/21, 7:39 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US issues new Iran, Venezuela sanctions

The United States government announced on Monday a new batch of sanctions targeting the Iranian Defense Ministry, as well as Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro over Tehran's weapon programs.

"These actions underscore that the US will not hesitate to counter the Iranian nuclear, missile and conventional arms threats that led the United Nations Security Council to unanimously impose sanctions on Iran in the first place beginning in 2006," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pictured) said.

The measures come shortly after Washington reimposed UN sanctions against Iran.

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