US Imposes Sanctions On Iran Central Bank Chief

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The US Treasury targeted the governor of Iran’s central bank on Tuesday as the Trump administration continues to reimpose sanctions after pulling out of the nuclear deal last week. Sanctions were placed on Valiollah Seif and another central bank official, Ali Tarzali, for allegedly helping to move millions of dollars from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force to Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which the US considers a terrorist organisation. A bank in Iraq, its chairman, and a Hezbollah official were also sanctioned today. Aras Habib, the chairman of Al-Bilad Islamic Bank was sanctioned for allegedly helping Iran’s Quds Force use the Iraqi banking sector to move funds to Hezbollah. Muhammad Qasir was sanctioned for acting “for or on behalf of” Hezbollah and acted as a “critical conduit” of the funds, said Treasury.
 

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Next move from Tehran-  Iran will start naming names of our people who accepted bribes. Open the flood gates, we need to know :)

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Step by step, war is behind the door...

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As is known, re-imposed sanctions will target critical sectors of Iran’s economy:  energy, petrochemical and financial sectors...After that, those doing business in Iran will be provided a period of time to allow them to wind down operations in or business involving Iran...

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Mullahs from Iran and their strong influence in a few countries from Middle East are the biggest obstacle for regional peace, democracy, security, and stability. 

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3 hours ago, Pavel said:

Step by step, war is behind the door...

Let's really hope not. 

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Lets see what will be the next move by Washington towards Caracas, since in my view there seems to be a double street strategy against Iran and Caracas especially aiming to strangle oil exports from both countries.. 

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Too many sanctions will kill the sanctions.

With the accumulation of US sanctions against, Russia, North Korea, Iran, Venezuela...  Monitoring and enforcing the sanctions will grow harder as efforts are spread.

 

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48 minutes ago, jose chalhoub said:

Lets see what will be the next move by Washington towards Caracas, since in my view there seems to be a double street strategy against Iran and Caracas especially aiming to strangle oil exports from both countries.. 

Hmm.. Iran issue aside, I'm not sure Washington is behind the collapse of PDVSA or their inability to keep pumping/exporting oil. 

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5 hours ago, rainman said:

The US Treasury targeted the governor of Iran’s central bank on Tuesday as the Trump administration continues to reimpose sanctions after pulling out of the nuclear deal last week. Sanctions were placed on Valiollah Seif and another central bank official, Ali Tarzali, for allegedly helping to move millions of dollars from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force to Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which the US considers a terrorist organisation. A bank in Iraq, its chairman, and a Hezbollah official were also sanctioned today. Aras Habib, the chairman of Al-Bilad Islamic Bank was sanctioned for allegedly helping Iran’s Quds Force use the Iraqi banking sector to move funds to Hezbollah. Muhammad Qasir was sanctioned for acting “for or on behalf of” Hezbollah and acted as a “critical conduit” of the funds, said Treasury.
 

The only thing this stops is Iran buying $20 billion of jetliners from Boing. I predict that in a week Trump will be concerned about Iranians losing jobs

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Well, this is as one more step towards war. It won't be long now before the administration starts saying they have evidence of weapons of mass destruction. This is Bolton's wet dream come true. Of course, Iran is not Iraq....

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Here we go, Iraq 2.0. At least this time when the administration says they have evidence of weapons of mass destruction the UK and the rest of Europe won't back the lie.

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