TV: US sanctions ahead of Iraqi officials

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protests in Iraq,

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12/06/2019 02:25:52

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As violence against protesters rises in Iraq, especially in the southern provinces where dozens have fallen in a single day, US sources have indicated that Washington intends to impose sanctions on Iraqi officials. According to Al Arabiya TV.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his country would use its legitimate authority to impose “sanctions on corrupt figures who steal the wealth of Iraqis and those who kill and injure civilian protesters.”

US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker has brandished sanctions Washington may soon impose on those responsible for what he called “atrocities in Iraq,” denouncing the horrific use of force against demonstrators.


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