GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Germans still breaking embargo on Iran...

The Germans love to deal with Iran...
A German bank is contributing to the proliferation of weapons by handling billions of dollars for Iranian banks, the U.S. Treasury Department said.

The Treasury Department announced that it was sanctioning German bank Europaisch­-Iranische Handelsbank for "actively facilitating" business with Iranian banks that Washington says are connected to arms exporters in Iran.

The Hamburg bank is accused of working with Iranian financial institutions Bank Mellat, Persia International Bank, the Export Development Bank of Iran and Post Bank of Iran, all of which are the subject of Washington and European sanctions.

Stuart Levey, the U.S. undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in a statement that EIH was acting as a "financial lifeline" for Iran.

"As one of Iran's few remaining access points to the European financial system, EIH has facilitated a tremendous volume of transactions for Iranian banks previously designated for proliferation," he said in his statement.
And, just what are these sanctions against the bank???

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