Officials and entities in Iran, Syria, Uganda targeted for 'gross human rights violations'

The United States slapped fresh sanctions on Iranian officials and entities for "serious" human rights abuses Tuesday, days after nuclear talks with Tehran halted with no sign of progress.

The sanctions announced by the Treasury and State Department targeted government officials and organizations involved in the repression of protesters and political activists, and prisons where activists have been held in brutal conditions.

The targets include officials and entities in Iran, Syria and Uganda for "gross human rights violations," the US Treasury Department website said.... Read More: i24