The United States has announced sanctions against a shipping network linked to Iranian oil shipments

- Sep 07, 2019-

The us Treasury announced on Thursday that it was sanctioning a shipping network linked to Iranian oil shipments.The sanctions affect 16 entities, 10 individuals and 11 ships, the Treasury Department said in a statement.The statement said senior officials of the quds force, part of Iran's islamic revolutionary guard corps, and other Iranian officials manipulated the shipping network to "illegally" ship and sell Iranian oil.Brian hooker, the us special representative for Iran, told a press conference at the state department that the sanctions were a continuation of the us's "extreme pressure" on Iran, and that more sanctions would be imposed in the future to cut off Iran's sources of economic income and force Iran to return to the negotiating table.