US Sanctions Leader Of America’s Greatest Enemy

Via The Washington Free Beacon:

The Trump administration on Friday issued new sanctions against a senior Iranian official responsible for shuttering the country’s internet amid widespread protests against the hardline regime that have already resulted in many deaths.

As Iranian protesters take to the streets to challenge their government, Iranian leaders have sought to stifle the demonstrations through violence and by shutting down internet access, a tactic routinely employed by oppressive regimes seeking to stop their people from organizing.

The Trump administration said it would not stand by while Iran dashes the democratic hopes of its people. As part of that effort, new sanctions will be applied to Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi,¬†Iran’s minister of information and communications technology.

¬†“The United States stands with the people of Iran in their struggle against an oppressive regime that silences them while arresting and murdering protesters,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement issued Friday.