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Iranian group that recruits child soldiers is hit with U.S. sanctions


The U.S. has announced sanctions against a network of businesses in Iran that supports a group recruiting and training children to be soldiers.

The network, called Bonyad Taavon Basij, comprises at least 20 corporations and financial institutions that have significant international dealings across the Middle East and Europe. The businesses designated by the U.S. Department of Treasury, which enforces economic sanctions, are involved in mining, manufacturing and steelmaking.