Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Trump administration hits Iran's central bank with terror sanctions

US Sanctions Iran Central Bank's Governor and Another Official US Imposes New Sanctions on Iran as 'Part of Aggressive Campaign' Against IRGC
Laurie Berry | 16 May, 2018, 02:54

The U.S. actions send an ominous warning to European capitals, still reeling from Trump's withdrawal from the deal the U.S., Iran and world powers struck in 2015. On Tuesday, the U.S. Treasury Department hit him with sanctions.

There was no quick remark Tuesday evening from Iranian officers. 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 US financial system.

A European official said that some senior figures in the USA administration were pushing for a "North Korea scenario" in Iran, in reference to the drastic sanctions imposed on the North Korean regime which Washington believes helped push the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, into halting missile and nuclear testing and agreeing to renewed negotiations. Iranian media initially reported the decision based on reports in the foreign media.

In announcing his plan to abandon the Iran nuclear deal last week, President Donald Trump said he planned to reintroduce the highest level of economic pressure on the Iranian regime - an indication that Tuesday's sanctions are likely just the tip of the iceberg as the administration works to tighten the vice on Tehran.

In a 2016 assembly of the Council on International Relation in Washington, Seif mentioned Iran achieved "virtually nothing" from the deal.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) says Seif "covertly funneled" money from the Iran's Revolutionary Guards through al-Bilad Islamic Bank in Iraq to help Hezbollah.

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At the time, the U.S. singled out the Central Bank of Iran as "complicit" in the operation, foreshadowing Tuesday's action.

According to a release from the Treasury Department, OFAC targeted the governor and a senior official of the Central Bank of Iran, an Iraq-based bank and its chairman, and a Hizballah official.

Lebanon's Hezbollah, the highly effective Shiite guerrilla power that can also be a outstanding political participant in Lebanon, has lengthy helped perform Iran's global coverage targets within the Arabic-speaking world.

Hezbollah fought a war with Israel in 2006, and Israeli officials have been deeply concerned about the prospect of another confrontation.

Though it's uncommon to sanction central financial institution officers, the USA has carried out it earlier than. And in 2015, the US focused the governor of Syria's central financial institution.

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