Iran has been rocked by violence since the death last week of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who had spent three days in a coma after being detained by the morality police.
Iranians have staged nationwide demonstrations over the case of Mahsa Amini, 22, who died last week after being arrested by the morality police for wearing "unsuitable attire".
The US Treasury has announced the sanctions "for abuse and violence against Iranian women and the violation of the rights of peaceful Iranian protestors."
Iran blocks access to Instagram and WhatsApp and imposes restrictions on the internet as the death toll from days-long demonstrations rises to 17, with security personnel among those killed.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi made the remarks in his address to the UN General Assembly as talks to revive the nuclear deal approached a take-it-or-leave-it moment.
At least three people have been killed in several days of protests in Iran over the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody last week.
Iran accuses the United States of creating an "industry of litigation" over terror claims against Tehran, as it opens its bid at the UN's top court to unfreeze billions of dollars in assets frozen by Washington.
Mahsa Amini, 22, fell into a coma and died following her arrest in Tehran last week by the morality police, sparking demonstrations.
Ali Khamenei took part in a religious ceremony a day after The New York Times claimed he was "gravely ill" and on bed rest.
Police fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators, who were demanding detailed investigation into Mahsa Amini's death.
Air strike "targeting Damascus airport and some points south of Damascus" leaves five soldiers dead and damages some material, regime media say.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met with his Russian counterpart on sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Uzbekistan.
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