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New E.U. Sanctions Include Iranian Guard Commanders

June 24 2011


The European Union has extended its sanctions against Syria for the recent crackdown against protesters by Damascus, Reuters reports.

Among those named were three commanders of Iran's Revolutionary Guard accused of helping Damascus. Four Syrian officials were also listed.

The Guard officers named were Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani and Brig. Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari, as well as the Guard's deputy commander for intelligence, Hossein Taeb.

Syria denies that Iran has played...

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