WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday sanctioned five Iranian-based entities it tied to Tehran’s weapons programme.The U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement on its website that it had sanctioned Shahid Eslami Research Center, Shahid Kharrazi Industries, Shahid Moghaddam Industries, Shahid Sanikhani Industries and Shahid Shustari Industries.

Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Eric Walsh

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