The United States is preparing further sanctions over killings of anti-government protesters in Iraq, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Friday, APA rpeorts quoting Reuters.
“We’re not done. This is an ongoing process,” David Schenker, an assistant secretary at the State Department, told reporters, adding later: “We will be doing further designations in the future.” He did not provide further details.
Earlier on Friday, the United States blacklisted three Iran-backed Iraqi paramilitary leaders over their alleged role in the killings. The groups deny any role in the protesters’ deaths.