Washington, The U.S. State Department today announced imposing visa restrictions on 14 Iranian officials it accused of involvement in gross violations of human rights on behalf of Iranian regime.
It explained in a statement that the 14 designated Iranian officials will be barred from traveling to the United States.
The statement indicated that Iranian officials, whose visas have been restricted, were involved in a brutal and complexly planned assassination carried out in Switzerland in 1990 as part of Iran’s ongoing terrorist campaign around the world.
It also said that those assassins, posed as Iranian diplomats and acted under the highest orders of their government to silence opposition and show that no one is safe from the Iranian regime.
Moreover, the State Department confirmed in its statement that the United States will stand against the Iranian regime’s silencing of its critics through violence and terrorism, affirming that these measures are a message of support for many Iranian victims around the world, to the effect that the United States will work to enhance accountability for those who spread terrorism and violence and will continue to apply maximum pressure against Iran to treat its people with dignity and respect.
Source: Saudi Press Agency