On June 9th, the Departments of the Treasury and State imposed sanctions against three entities and one individual at the core of Iran's security apparatus for being responsible for or complicit in serious human rights abuses in Iran. The action targets Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Basij Resistance Force, and Iran's national police and its Chief. As a result of the designations, any property in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons in which the designees have an interest is blocked, and U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. The designees, and all members of the designated entities, are also subject to visa sanctions by the Department of State. Treasury Department Press Release.