The US Treasury Department announced that billion dollar organizations controlled by the Iranian leader were targeted.
In the statement, it was stated that sanctions will be imposed on the execution of the Order of Imam Khomeini (EIKO) and Astan Quds Razavi (AQR) under the control of Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as well as the leaders and subsidiaries of these institutions.
In this context, 16 Iranian organizations and 3 persons were included in the sanction list by the Foreign Assets Protection Office (OFAC).
The statement said that the EIKO and AQR, which are said to be charities, control a large part of Iran’s economy, including assets expropriated from political opponents and religious minorities, for the benefit of Iranian leader Khamenei and senior Iranian officials.
“These institutions are enabling Iran’s elites to maintain the corrupt ownership system on most of the Iranian economy,” said US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. found the assessment.
Mnuchin underlined that while the US claims to help the Iranian people, it will continue to target those who enrich them.
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