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Published On: Wed, Jan 13th, 2021

US sanctions key official in Iraq's powerful Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitary force

The Trump administration has shifted its strategy to imposing non-nuclear related sanctions on Iran, including counterterrorism designations.

US sanctions key official in Iraq’s powerful Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitary force

Treasury Department also blacklists two foundations controlled by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

MEE staff
Wed, 01/13/2021 – 18:01

The Trump administration has shifted its strategy to imposing non-nuclear related sanctions on Iran, including counterterrorism designations (AFP)

The United States issued a new wave of sanctions on Wednesday targeting Iranian and Iran-backed entities – including the chief of staff of Iraq’s powerful Hashd al-Shaabi (PMU) paramilitary force.

The Treasury Department listed Abdulaziz al-Muhammadawi, also known as Abu Fadak, as a specially designated global terrorist (SDGT) and accused him of having links to the Islamic State (IS) group.

The State Department said in a statement that Muhammadawi works with the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Read Full Article

Source: Middle East Eye

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