Trump Admin Slaps Sanctions on Iran’s Central Bank Chief

“The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Iran’s central bank governor, Valiollah Seif, and Iraq-based Al-Bilad Islamic Bank for ‘moving millions of dollars’ for Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps, as Washington seeks to cut off funding for what it says is Iran’s malign activities in the Middle East,” per a Reuters report.

Seif drove millions through the bank in support of the terrorist group Hezbollah, according to a statement from the U.S Treasury Department.

These sanctions come just a week after Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal.

And according to the AP, “[t]he European members of the [nuclear] deal—France, the U.K. and Germany—are trying to keep it alive without the U.S. Yet it’s unclear that will be workable, because Trump has vowed to punish European companies that continue doing business with Iran despite re-imposed U.S. sanctions. On Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was meeting in Brussels with the top French, British and German diplomats as the Europeans seek to keep Iran from bailing on the deal.”