Iran renews list of former and current US officials implicated in terrorist acts and rights violations
TEHRAN — In a statement released on Saturday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry updated the list of former and current US officials implicated in terrorism and serious human rights abuses.
Among these names are Joseph Votel, former commander of CENTCOM; Dorothy Shea, US Ambassador to Lebanon; and Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal attorney.
Here is the full text of the Foreign Office statement:
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in accordance with the “Act on Combating Human Rights Violations and Adventurous and Terrorist Actions of the United States of America in the Region”, in particular Articles 4 and 5, identifies and imposes the sanctions provided for in the aforementioned law on the following persons due to their involvement in terrorist acts, the apology and support for terrorism and gross violations of human rights. The named individuals, as noted, played a role in supporting, organizing, imposing, and intensifying the imposition of unilateral coercive measures by the United States against the people and government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, as well as in financing and supporting terrorist and terrorist groups against them and in supporting the repressive acts of the Zionist regime of Israel in the region, in particular against the people Palestinian.
The unilateral coercive measures imposed against the people and government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the deliberate infliction of harsh living conditions by the United States on the Iranian people, including depriving them of access to medicine and equipment and medical services, especially in the situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and depriving them of their basic rights has endangered the lives of millions of Iranians and had serious negative repercussions on the enjoyment of their economic and social rights.
Such illegal measures constitute flagrant violations of fundamental principles of international law and fundamental human rights and constitute a clear example of a crime against humanity. In addition, the support, organization and conduct of terrorist acts as well as the organization, financing and provision of material support, including weapons, intelligence and training, to terrorist groups constitute a violation of international law and contravene international obligations undertaken in the fight against terrorism.
The United States, by carrying out such unlawful acts which were committed, facilitated or enabled by the following individuals, violated its international obligations to respect, protect and fulfill human rights and refraining from organizing terrorist acts and from financing terrorism as well as from the obligation to refrain from unilateral coercive measures which, as internationally wrongful acts, involve the international responsibility of the United States.
In view of the above, the Islamic Republic of Iran, in accordance with its human rights obligations and its obligations in the fight against terrorism and the financing of terrorism, in particular terrorism perpetrated by States States, imposes sanctions on such persons. The Islamic Republic of Iran reaffirms that the promulgation and application of unilateral coercive measures constitute a flagrant violation of the fundamental principles of international law enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, a flagrant transgression of international law and an obstacle to the exercise of human rights. Accordingly, and taking into account the internationally wrongful acts of the United States, the sanctions defined in the law are imposed in accordance with the obligations of the Islamic Republic of Iran to counter unilateral coercive measures and on a basis of reciprocity.
In light of the foregoing and taking into account the provisions of the “Act to combat human rights violations and the adventurous and terrorist actions of the United States of America in the region”, all national authorities authorities will take the appropriate measures for the effective implementation of the sanctions. stipulated in the law. »
The list of individuals implicated in terrorism and serious human rights violations is as follows:
George William Casey Jr., former U.S. Army Chief of Staff
Joseph Votel, former commander of CENTCOM
Austin Scott Miller, former commander of Joint Special Operations Command
Joe Lieberman, former member of the Senate
Robert Toricelli, former member of the Senate
Rudolph William Louis Giuliani, lawyer and personal adviser to Donald Trump
Dorothy Shea, US Ambassador to Lebanon
Jonathan Shrier, Deputy Head of Mission in Occupied Palestine
David Melech Friedman, former US Ambassador to Occupied Palestine
Wilbur Louis Ross, former Secretary of Commerce
Jacob Joseph Lew, former Secretary of the Treasury
Sigal Pearl Mandelker, former Undersecretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
Justin George Muzinich, former Under Secretary of the Treasury
Marshal Billingslea, former Under Secretary for Terrorist Financing at the Treasury Department.
Sarah Bloom Raskin, former Undersecretary of the Treasury
Kenneth A. Blanco, Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Michael Moiser, Deputy Director and Chief Digital Innovation Officer of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Richard Allen Grenell, former US Ambassador to Germany
Matthew Epstein, CEO of the Kharon Company
Benjamin Schmidt, product manager at Kharon company
Howard Mendelsohn, Chief Customer Officer of Kharon Company
Benjamin Davis, director of research at Kharon company
Mark Nakhla, Executive Vice President of Kharon Company
Janice Gardner, Kharon Society Editor-in-Chief