US Treasury Targets Iranís Nuclear and Missile Proliferation Activities

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WASHINGTON Ė The U.S. Department of the Treasury is taking action today against 20 individuals and entities for their involvement in Iranís nuclear and missile proliferation networks and Iranís continued attempts to circumvent sanctions. These networks are responsible for moving supplies and providing essential services to Iranís clandestine nuclear and weapons programs. These actions are designed to increase pressure on the Iranian regime by tightening sanctions against Iranís energy sector and exposing key proliferation related networks that span the globe from Europe to Asia.

ďAs long as Iran continues to pursue a nuclear and ballistic missile program in defiance of multiple UN Security Council Resolutions, the U.S. will target and disrupt those involved in Iranís illicit activities,Ē said Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. ďWe will continue to work with our international partners to intensify this pressure and tighten sanctions on Iranís energy sector as it provides much needed financial support for the Iranian regimeís proliferation activity.Ē

Fourteen of the entities and individuals being designated today are part of Iranís international procurement and proliferation operations. These designations are being made pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382, which targets weapons of mass destruction proliferators and their supporters. The designations focus on entities and individuals supporting previously designated entities within Iranís proliferation network as well as Iranís Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Naftiran Intertrade Company (NICO), and Iranís Ministry of Defense for Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL). These organizations are at the center of Iranís continued proliferation activities. Todayís designations include companies supporting IRGC attempts to clandestinely ship illicit cargo around the world, including to Syria. They also target the Deputy Defense Minister and Dean of Malek Ashtar University, who is responsible for significant contributions to Iranís missile program, as well as companies and individuals supporting Iranís nuclear program.

Meanwhile, missiles stand ready in Israel with the the mad mullah's names on them.

Posted by: Stable Hand at 12:35 PM


1 It's time to pass the baton from Treasury and bankers to generals and the Air Force.

Posted by: faboutlaws at May 29, 2013 01:10 PM

2 Any American who assists Iran in its path to nuclear weapons is guilty of treason. Try them. Then hang them and don't spend a lot of time doing it.

Posted by: GREYROOSTER at May 29, 2013 01:20 PM

3 "Meanwhile, missiles stand ready in Israel with the the mad mullah's names on them."
I wouldn't advertise that to much. Nothing will bring the Muslim States together faster than someone fighting with Israel. This ain't thirty years ago. The entire middle east has changed. In fact if the United States attacks Iran it will still be blamed on Israels influence in America. There was once two opinions by middle east people. Now there's only one and it ain't good. What was once a dispute over Palestine is now a HOLY WAR by religious fanatics.

Posted by: GREYROOSTER at May 30, 2013 08:10 AM

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