Trump Administration Sanctions Illicit Russia-Iran Military Funding Network in Syria

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Tehran during the Third GECF summit, 22 November 2015. Credit: Hamed Malekpour

(From The Washington Free Beacon)

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced new sanctions on Iran and Russia for engaging in a financial scheme to enrich the embattled Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad, according to U.S. officials.

The Trump administration’s Treasury Department is cracking down on an oil shipping scheme led by Iran and Russia that has been providing “millions of barrels of oil” to the Syrian government as it continues its assault in a bloody civil war that has dragged on with no end in sight.

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