Thursday, 24 May, 2018

United States sanctions Iranian bank accused of funneling millions to terror group

US Sanctions Iran Central Bank's Governor and Another Official US Imposes New Sanctions on Iran as 'Part of Aggressive Campaign' Against IRGC
Preston Stone | 16 May, 2018, 02:55

The U.S. State Department designated Hezbollah a terrorist organization in 1997 and a specially designated global terrorist four years later. "The global community must remain vigilant against Iran's deceptive efforts to provide financial support to its terrorist proxies".

The new sanctions are part of the administration's efforts to address Tehran's "malign influence" in the region, an effort that, in conjunction with President Donald Trump's decision to remove the United States from the Iran nuclear deal and Monday's controversial opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem, has led to a spike in tensions across the Middle East.

There was no quick remark Tuesday evening from Iranian officers. The sanctions concentrating on Iran's central financial institution executives are among the first actions by Trump's administration since pulling out of the deal to begin ramping up that financial strain.

It's unclear whether that will be workable as Trump has vowed to punish European companies that continue doing business with Iran despite reimposed USA sanctions.

The US says it's also imposing so-called secondary sanctions on Seif. That means that anyone, in any country, who does business with Seif or Tarzali could themselves be punished with sanctions, cutting them off from the USA financial system.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif leaves after a meeting with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels on Tuesday. Seif, whose position is equal to the Federal Reserve chairman within the US, oversees main monetary selections in Iran. Within the aftermath of the 2015 worldwide nuclear accord, through which nuclear sanctions on Iran had been lifted, Seid was a outstanding voice complaining that Iran was nonetheless being saved out of the worldwide monetary system and never receiving the financial advantages it was promised in change for curbing its nuclear program.

The US has imposed sanctions against governor of Iran's central bank Valiollah Seif and Iraq-based Al-Bilad Islamic Bank for transferring "millions of dollars" for Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Press TV reported.

Iraq-based Al-Bilad Islamic Bank has also been included in the sanction list for allegedly moving millions of dollars on behalf of the IRGC to Hezbollah.

The Treasury also blacklisted assistant director of the global department of Iran's central bank Ali Tarzali and the chairman of Al-Bilad Islamic Bank Aras Habib.

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