A coalition of the United States and six Persian Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia announced sanctions Tuesday on nine individuals belonging to or supporting the Taliban.
The Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) said they included two members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on the list to highlight the country’s “regionally destabilizing behavior,” furthering the “U.S. maximum pressure campaign against Iran.”
“Iran’s provision of military training, financing, and weapons to the Taliban is yet another example of Tehran’s blatant regional meddling and support for terrorism," U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said.
The list also featured prominent Taliban actors, several of whom helped coordinate shipments of weapons from Iran to the terror organization.
Individuals sanctioned by the U.S. government typically have any bank accounts or assets in the U.S. frozen and are hit with travel restrictions. The Treasury Department, representing the U.S. in the coalition, did not say specifically what form the sanctions would take in this case.
The TFTC was created in 2017 to identify and disrupt terrorist finance networks and is co-chaired by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.