Jul 2, 2021 - Politics & Policy

U.S. rolls back sanctions against three Iranians

The U.S. Treasury building in Washington, D.C. on July 2.

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The Treasury Department said Friday it had removed sanctions against three Iranians, restoring access to their U.S. assets, according to Reuters.

Why it matters: Treasury officials said Behzad Ferdows, Mehrzad Ferdows and Mohammad Reza Dezfulian should not be sanctioned but that the roll back had nothing to do with ongoing indirect talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Their assets had been blocked under Executive Order 13382, which focuses on proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their supporters, according to Reuters.
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