TEHRAN, May 25 (UPI) -- Iranian lawmakers announced Wednesday they slapped 26 U.S. officials, including Donald Rumsfeld, with unspecified sanctions for alleged human rights violations.
The Iranian Parliament rolled out a long list of present and former U.S. officials ranging from Rumsfeld, a former secretary of defense, to U.S. Army Gen. Ray Odierno, one of the top commanders of U.S. forces in Iraq, who were hit with sanctions.
Others on the list published by state-run broadcaster Press TV include former FBI chief Thomas Pickard, whom Iran blames for the deaths of 80 Branch Davidians in a 1993 raid in Waco, Texas. Geoffrey Miller, the commander of the U.S. Navy detention facility at Guantanamo Bay from 2002-07, is also on the Iranian sanctions list.
The list comes as Washington listed seven companies that violated U.S. law for supporting Iran's energy sector.
Washington accuses Tehran of working on the technology needed to develop a nuclear weapon program. The Islamic republic is also accused of undermining the development of its neighbors by meddling in their political affairs.
Iran's Intelligence Ministry announced during the weekend that 30 people were arrested for allegedly working with the CIA. Tehran said it was reviewing the sanctions list earlier this week.