Iran Sanctions Factsheet

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On June 2, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order reiterating the importance of of targeted sanctions under legal authorities, such as the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, as a response to egregious religious freedom violations in Iran and elsewhere. This makes the second consecutive US administration to utilize newly passed legislation and executive orders to impose targeted sanctions on dozens of Iranian officials and entities responsible for egregious religious freedom violations in Iran. This factsheet provides a comprehensive overview of actions that the US has taken from 2010-2020 to hold Iranian officials responsible for religious freedom violations.