On 20 February, OFAC added 5 new names of individuals to its Iran sanctions lists.  Those named are 5 members of Iran’s Guardian Council and its Elections Supervision Committee, who are appointed by Iran’s Supreme Leader or his appointees.  The Guardian Council, which is responsible for “vetting” candidates, uses its power to disqualify Iranians from competing in elections – and the US alleges that the power was used to deprive the Iranian people of free and fair elections by blocking candidates that do not mirror the views of the Supreme Leader.



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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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