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North Korean-Made False Lashes Continue to Raise Eyebrows

Months after settling a case with the U.S. government involving North Korea sanctions violations, U.S. retailer e.l.f. Cosmetics Inc. imported nearly 7,000 kilograms of fake eyelashes in a series of shipments from a Chinese company that sources its materials from North Korea.

Iran

U.S. Sanctions Iran’s Interior Minister, Law Enforcement Officials

The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday sanctioned Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, seven senior Iranian law enforcement officials and a provincial commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), for their roles in human rights abuses.

Nicaragua

EU Sanctions Nicaraguan Officials

The European Union this week sanctioned six Nicaraguan officials responsible for human rights violations. All six officials were previously designated by the U.S.