UK: Iran sanctions target those responsible for human rights violations

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said on Monday a new round of sanctions on Iranian officials was focussed on those responsible for "heinous human rights violations".

"Together with our partners, we have sent a clear message to the Iranian regime - the violent crackdown on protests must stop and freedom of expression must be respected," Cleverly said in a statement.

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by Muvija M)