US imposes new sanctions on Iranians as US blocks UN investigation into IDF murders in Gaza

by Scott Creighton

Here is the announcement from RT

The US has imposed fresh sanctions on Iranian banks and individuals, the Department of the Treasury has announced.

and here is the announcement from the Department of Treasury

  • KAREEM, Aras Habib (Linked To: ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)-QODS FORCE).
  • QASIR, Muhammad (Linked To: HIZBALLAH).
  • SEIF, Valiollah, Iran – Linked To: ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)-QODS FORCE).
  • TARZALI, Ali, Iran; (Linked To: ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)-QODS FORCE).
  • AL-BILAD ISLAMIC BANK FOR INVESTMENT AND FINANCE P.S.C. (a.k.a. AL BILAD ISLAMIC BANK)

So after Israel kills 60 unarmed civilians and wounds another 2,700 with sniper fire, the U.S. blocks a UN attempt to investigate what really happened and on the same day Trump’s neoliberal Treasury Department sanctions Iranian citizens and an Iraqi bank because Israel lied about them being “attacked by Iran” when in fact Syria simply defended itself from Israeli aggression on Syrian soil.

That’s a pretty impressive day for the sycophantic Trump regime wouldn’t you say?

Impunity ensured: US blocks UN call to probe Israeli crackdown on Palestinians

from RT

A damning UN Security Council draft statement on Israel’s use of force against protesters at the Gaza border was blocked by the US. Nearly 60 people were killed as the new US Embassy opened in Jerusalem.

Monday was the bloodiest day in six weeks of protesting by Palestinians at Israel’s border wall, during which hundreds of people have been killed and thousands injured by Israeli soldiers. The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) has used tear gas and small arms against demonstrators, saying the use of force is justified due to the threat they pose. Palestinian protesters have burned tires, thrown stones, and launched incendiary kites during the stand-off.

The draft statement, which was blocked by Washington on Monday, expressed outrage over the scale of violence and called for an independent investigation of the situation…

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