United States slaps Iran with sanctions over 'malign activity'
United States slaps Iran with sanctions over 'malign activity'
US Moves To Strangle Iranian Efforts To Secure Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars To Fund Its Troubling Military Activities
14 May, 2018, 00:22
The Treasury department said it was acting with the United Arab Emirates to disrupt the network and accused Iran's central bank of actively helping the group to access USA dollars held in foreign bank.
Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control blacklisted nine Iranian entities - six individuals and three firms - involved in an illegal currency-exchange network in the United Arab Emirates.
The Treasury department has accused Iran's central bank of helping The Republican Guard access USA dollars held in foreign banks to sidestep Western sanctions.
"We are intent on cutting off IRGC revenue streams wherever their source and whatever their destination", he added.
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"With attention to the fact that the issue of the enemy is our military capabilities, the armed forces must pay closer attention to expanding their capabilities", Jafari said.
While, according to the New York Times, Britain, France and Germany said they remained committed to the deal despite Trump's decision, the Iranian leader said that Europe can not act independently. IRGC-QF is described as "an elite unit in charge of the IRGC's overseas operations".
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Iran has said it will remain in the JCPOA for now, pending negotiations with the other signatories in the coming weeks before making a final decision on its future role in the agreement.
Just three days after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal the United States has begun to make good on Donald Trump's promise to increase sanctions against Tehran.
The 2015 agreement curbed Iran's nuclear activities in return for the lifting of UN, US and European Union sanctions.
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On Tuesday President Trump announced the U.S. was pulling out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and called it disastrous and one-sided.
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