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US designates Bahraini terror group linked to Iran

The outgoing US administration is continuing to pressure Iran and its allies in its final weeks in office.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: The U.S. Department of State is seen on January 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tensions are high in the middle-east after a U.S. air strike in Iraq killed Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian military leader.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The US government designated a Bahraini organization as a terror group today, part of a push to further pressure Iran and its allies before President Donald Trump leaves office in January.

Saraya al-Mukhtar is now a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist," the State Department said in a press release. The department alleged that Mukhtar receives assistance from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and has plotted attacks on US and Bahraini officials.

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