By Amir Taghati
Ten months ago, protests broke out across Iran. The protests and anti-government demonstrations spread like wildfire and it soon became clear that the unrest has been very different to any other period of unrest in the country’s history. The people are continuing to protest and they are making loud and clear calls for regime change.
Mohammad Sadat Khansari
Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States will not be giving Syria any post-war assistance with reconstruction efforts if Iran is still present. Speaking at an event on Wednesday, Pompeo said that the Trump administration remains dedicated to countering Iran’s malign actions in the region, describing Syria as a decisive battleground.
By Staff Writer
Standard Chartered Plc is potentially facing a $1.5 billion fine from US authorities for letting its customers violate Iran sanctions, according to people familiar with the matter.
The quoted figure is merely preliminary, but is based on communications between the bank and the regulators as final discussions to resolve the matter have not yet begun. The allegations relate to breaches from 2013 and before, when Iran was last under US sanctions.