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WASHINGTON, Mar. 3 (Xinhua) — U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday imposed sanctions on 11 companies linked to Iran’s Bank Melli Bank, which was viewed by Washington as a proliferator for its role in Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
“The international community has recognized the proliferation risks posed by Iran’s Bank Melli,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Stuart Levey.
“We will continue to take steps to protect the integrity of the international financial system by exposing the banks, companies, and individuals supporting Iran’s nuclear and missile programs,” he said in a statement.