U.S. Slaps New Sanctions on Five Members of Iran’s Regime Guardian Council and Its Elections Supervision Committee

Written by Mansoureh Galestan |

On Thursday, the United States Treasury Department slapped new sanctions on the Iranian regime’s Guardian Council and its Elections Supervision Committee.

In a briefing in Washington, Brian Hook, the U.S. special envoy for Iran indicated that the sanctioned persons include Ahmad Jannati, the secretary of the Guardians Council.

Hook said the election committee “denied more than 7,000 candidates the right to run for a parliamentary seat” in the February 21 poll. An additional 90 sitting members of parliament were disqualified from running for reelection, he added.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.