US imposes sanctions on individuals, entities related to IS

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Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) The US Treasury said on Friday that it has imposed sanctions on three individuals and three entities for their alleged support of the Islamic States.

The designated people and entities were in the Philippines, Turkey and Somalia, according to a statement released by the Treasury, Xinhua reported.

“Each individual and entity targeted has contributed to the spread of ISIS (IS)’s terror reach in their respective corner of the world,” said Sigal Mandelker, Treasury under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, in the statement.

As a result of the Treasury’s action, any property or interests of the designated persons in the United States will be blocked and transactions by Americans involving these persons are generally prohibited.

–IANS

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