U.S. Blacklists Iranian Commander, Syrian-Based TV Station

[AFP] The U.S. Treasury said Wednesday it had blacklisted Ahmed Foruzandeh, a brigadier general in Iran's Revolutionary Guard Qods Force, as well as Syrian-based Al-Zawra television. U.S. officials accused Foruzandeh of helping foment attacks in Iraq against Iraqi government officials and American troops. "Iran and Syria are fueling violence and destruction in Iraq. Iran trains, funds, and provides weapons to violent Shia extremist groups, while Syria provides safe-haven to Sunni insurgents and financiers," said Stuart Levey, the Treasury's undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.

2008-01-10 01:00:00

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