US blacklists Iran IRGC units in wake of missile tests

A handout picture released on March 8, 2016 by Sepah News, the online news site and public relations arm of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard, shows a ballistic missile being launched during a test in an undisclosed locationThe Treasury placed sanctions on Shahid Nuri Industries and Shahid Movahed Industries, both units of the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group the US says is responsible for Iran’s liquid-fueled ballistic missile program. It also sanctioned the Al-Ghadir Missile Command of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which it said appears to have operational control of the country’s ballistic missiles.

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