US Vice President announces sanctions on Iranian-linked leaders in Iraq

US Vice President Mike Pence. (File photo: AP)

US Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the United States is imposing sanctions on the leaders of two Iranian-linked militia groups in Iraq.

“Let me be clear, the United States will not stand idly while Iranian-backed militias spread terror,” Pence told a high-level meeting on religious freedom, without naming the individuals targeted.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55