November 22, 2019 / 3:25 PM / 21 days ago

U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran's information minister

WASHINGTON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on Iran’s information minister, Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi, a pressure tactic after Tehran shut down internet access to help stifle protests against fuel price hikes.

The U.S. Treasury announced the sanctions move on its website. (Reporting by Makini Brice; editing by Tim Ahmann and Chizu Nomiyama)

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