Deadly attacks persist. International, constitutional, and US statute laws are violated. Ordinary people are harmed most. Civilian men, women and children are terrorized and traumatized.
Obama's victory lap also included more Iranian sanctions. Multiple rounds imposed are illegal. A November 8 State Department press release announced the latest measure, headlining:
"Designations of Iranian Individuals and Entities for Censorship Activities Under the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act and Executive Order 13628."
Five Iranian entities and four individuals were targeted. Accusations are part of America's longstanding anti-Iranian hostility.- Advertisement -
Washington claims they engage in "censorship or other activities that prohibit, limit, or penalize freedom of expression or assembly by citizens of Iran, or that limit access to print or broadcast media, including by jamming international satellite broadcasts into Iran, and related activities."
"U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in transactions involving the designated individuals or entities, and all designated individuals and members of designated entities are subject to a ban on travel to the United States. This action also blocks, or freezes, the property and interests in property of designated individuals or entities."
The press release disingenuously claimed Washington "will continue to stand with the Iranian people in their quest to protect their dignity and freedoms and prevent the Iranian Government from creating an 'electronic curtain' to cut Iranian citizens off from the rest of the world."
Sanctions in place impose enormous hardships on Iranian civilians. A health crisis exists. Vital medications aren't available or are in short supply. Medical equipment breaks down for lack of spare parts.
Human suffering and deaths result. Crimes against humanity breach fundamental international law. Civilians must be protected at all times.