U.S. sanctions target individuals, entities in Iran, Syria, Uganda -website

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A woman walks past the mural showing U.S. flag with barbed wire and the Statue Of Liberty with skull face in Tehran

WASHINGTON – The United States issued fresh sanctions on Tuesday against 15 individuals and four entities in Iran, Syria and Uganda, according to the U.S. Treasury Department website.

The sanctions target Iran’s counterterrorism special forces as well as Iran’s Gholamreza Soleimani of the Basij Resistance Force, among others, the website showed.

(Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis and Caitlin Webber; writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu)