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Obama gave Iran Financial System Access after promising Lawmakers Not Happening

By TwoScoopsOfWompWomp following x   2018 Jun 6, 9:57am 149 views   4 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access — albeit briefly — to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite repeatedly telling Congress and the public it had no plans to do so.

An investigation by Senate Republicans released Wednesday sheds light on the delicate balance the Obama administration sought to strike after the deal, as it worked to ensure Iran received its promised benefits without playing into the hands of the deal’s opponents. Amid a tense political climate, Iran hawks in the U.S., Israel and elsewhere argued that the United States was giving far too much to Tehran and that the windfall would be used to fund extremism and other troubling Iranian activity.

The report by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations revealed that under President Barack Obama, the Treasury Department issued a license in February 2016, never previously disclosed, that would have allowed Iran to convert $5.7 billion it held at a bank in Oman from Omani rials into euros by exchanging them first into U.S. dollars. If the Omani bank had allowed the exchange without such a license, it would have violated sanctions that bar Iran from transactions that touch the U.S. financial system.
https://apnews.com/27e8179cf10140dca7eb86b3488f01e2/APNewsBreak:-Secret-Obama-era-license-let-Iran-tap-dollars
1   HEYYOU   ignore (13)   2018 Jun 6, 10:13am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

'Art of the Deal" Trump let N.K. test nuclear weapons & develop missiles for 18 months.
2   Feux Follets   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 10, 1:35pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

The Iran Business Ties Trump Didn’t Disclose

The Trump Administration has not sanctioned an Iranian firm with ties to both the Revolutionary Guard and to one of the Trump Organization’s business partners. (insert surprised shocked face of Mark Dice here)

After Trump’s speech, the Treasury named Shahid Alamolhoda Industries, Rastafann Ertebat Engineering Company, and Fanamoj as, essentially, tools of the Revolutionary Guard. Strikingly, the Treasury did not name Azarpassillo, an Iranian firm with a leadership made up of lifelong Revolutionary Guard officers. Azarpassillo’s leaders have been named by U.S. officials as likely money launderers for the Revolutionary Guard and, through their international construction operations, the company is ideally suited to provide W.M.D. components.

Azarpassillo has another interesting connection; one of its apparent partners in money laundering, the Mammadov family of Azerbaijan, was also, until quite recently, in business with the Trump Organization. In fact, for the entire Presidential campaign, the Trump Organization knew that it was actively involved with a company that was likely laundering money for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. This is not a wild conspiracy theory; it is an acknowledged fact, confirmed by Alan Garten, the Trump Organization’s general counsel, and not disputed by the White House or any of the people involved. Ivanka Trump directly oversaw the relationship with the Mammadov family, led by Ziya Mammadov, a man whom American diplomats have called “notoriously corrupt even for Azerbaijan.”

The details of Trump’s indirect relationship with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps were revealed in The New Yorker in March, and, soon afterward, several Democratic senators asked for more details from the Administration. They were hoping to learn if the more than five million dollars the Trump Organization received from the Mammadovs had originated with the Revolutionary Guard. No answer ever came. Several Republicans who have taken a hard line against Iran declined to comment on Trump’s profitable relationship with such enthusiastic allies of the Guard.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-iran-business-ties-trump-didnt-disclose
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The Iran Business Ties Trump Didn’t Disclose


Loyal Trumpettes - Rebuttal ?
4   Feux Follets   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 12, 2:48am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Loyal Trumpettes - Rebuttal ?




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