The Treasury Department has slapped sanctions on several Iranian organizations for disinformation campaigns to influence the U.S. elections. The organizations are the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), IRGC-Qods Force, Bayan Rasaneh Gostar Institute, Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union, and International Union of Virtual Media.
More from the Treasury:
- The Treasury is freezing U.S. properties owned by these groups, and U.S. individuals and companies are prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
- Foreign financial institutions could face U.S. sanctions if they facilitate transactions for these organizations.
- Treasury accused the organizations of trying to sow discord among U.S. readers of social medial platforms and messaging applications.