BREAKING: U.S. slaps sanctions on five Iranian officials over elections

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BY TEAM DML / FEBRUARY 20, 2020 /

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(Bloomberg) — The U.S. said it has sanctioned members of an Iranian government agency that it says rigs elections in the country by disqualifying candidates who don’t echo the political ideology of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Five members of Iran’s Guardian Council and its Elections Supervision Committee, who are appointed by Khamenei, were added to the U.S. sanctions list on Thursday, the Treasury Department said in a statement.

The article goes on to state the following:

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“The Trump administration will not tolerate the manipulation of elections to favor the regime’s malign agenda, and this action exposes those senior regime officials responsible for preventing the Iranian people from freely choosing their leaders,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in the statement. “The United States will continue to support the democratic aspirations of Iranians.”

The U.S. Treasury posted a notice on Twitter Thursday morning, along with a link to a press release announcing the santions:

Maryam Rajavi, the leader of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, an organization trying to overthrow the Iranian government, and President-elect of its National Council of Resistance of Iran, has recently posted the following statements on Twitter:

The boycott of the sham elections is a patriotic duty and the bond of the Iranian people with their martyrs, especially the over 1,500 martyrs of the November uprising. #Iran #FreeIran2020 #BoycottIranShamElections.

Our people know full well that a parliament formed based on this sham election is a “parliament” of barbarism, lies and evil. #Iran #FreeIran2020 #BoycottIranShamElections

Khamenei’s ridiculous edict that participation in the sham election is a religious duty, Rouhani’s repeated pleas against snubbing this farce & appeals by IRGC, other officials reflect mullahs’ fear of widespread boycott & heightens revulsion toward this illegitimate masquerade.

With chants of “death to absolute clerical rule, death to Khamenei,” during the Nov. & Jan. uprisings, the Iranian people, voted for the mullahs’ overthrow. They view election boycott as a patriotic duty & a bond with those fallen for freedom, & want the end of this regime #Iran

 

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