7/18, 5:25 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US sanctions 2 Iraqi militia leaders over alleged Iran ties

United States Vice President Mike Pence revealed on Thursday that Washington imposed sanctions on two Iraqi militia leaders with alleged ties to Iran. He did not provide more details about the measures or the individuals targeted.

"Let me be clear, the United States will not stand idly while Iranian-backed militias spread terror," he said while speaking at the Second Annual Religious Freedom Ministerial.

In late June, US President Donald Trump announced the latest round of sanctions against Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and eight senior commanders in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), as a response to Tehran downing a US drone.

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