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Iran slaps sanctions on US, UK officials, entities over Gaza war

Iran has imposed a slew of sanctions on several American and British individuals and entities for supporting the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.

Israel’s military offensive against Hamas has killed at least 34,568 people in Gaza. Reuters photo


The Islamic Republic announced the punitive measures in a statement from its foreign ministry. It said the sanctions targeted seven Americans, including General Bryan P Fenton, commander of the US special operations command, and Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, a former commander of the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet.

British officials and entities targeted include Secretary of State for Defence Grant Shapps, commander of the British army strategic command James Hockenhull and the UK Royal Navy in the Red Sea.

Penalties were also imposed on US companies Lockheed Martin and Chevron, as well as British peers Elbit Systems, Parker Meggitt, and Rafael UK.

The ministry said the sanctions include “blocking of accounts and transactions in the Iranian financial and banking systems, blocking of assets within the jurisdiction of the Islamic Republic of Iran as well as a prohibition of visa issuance and entry to the Iranian territory”.

The war in the Gaza Strip erupted after the Oct 7 attack by Palestinian Hamas operatives on Israel which killed 1,170 people, mostly civilians, according to an AFP tally based on official Israeli figures.

Israel’s military offensive against Hamas has killed at least 34,568 people in Gaza, the majority of them women and children, according to the Hamas-run territory’s health ministry.

Source: NDTV

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