The Trump administration has issued more sanctions against a top general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps after Iran continued to kill its own people who are protesting and demanding new leadership.
Neonnettle Special Envoy to Iran Brian Hook announced the new sanctions on Friday:
“The United States is listing IRGC Brigadier General Hassan Shahvarpour under section 7031c visa sanctions. General Shahvarpour committed gross violations of human rights against protestors in Mahshahr. He oversaw the massacre of 148 helpless Iranians in the Mahshahr region last November,” Hook said.
“General Shahvarpour was in command of units responsible for the violent crackdown and lethal repression around Mahshahr. This is the first designation on an Iranian regime official being taken under the State Department authority from section 7031c authorities.”
Hook also noted that the tip-line that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo secured last November had taken 88,000 tips from the people of Iran.
“Since the violent crackdown on protests last November, the United States has sanctioned two judges and eight other regime officials for their roles in brutalizing the Iranian people,” he said. “We are continuing to review all information we receive from the Iranian people and will continue to hold more regime officials responsible for human rights violations,” Hook continued.