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Iranian regime summons Swiss ambassador on U.S. Treasury’s announcement

The Iranian regime’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Monday summoned the Swiss ambassador in Tehran, who represents US interests in the country to protest the latest announcement made by the U.S. Treasury, state-run news agency IRNA reported.

On February 6, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced the designation of “a key Iran-based al-Qa’ida facilitator who supports al-Qa’ida’s vital facilitation network in Iran, that operates there with the knowledge of Iranian authorities.”

According to the Department of the Treasury, “The network also uses Iran as a transit point for moving funding and foreign fighters through Turkey to support al-Qa’ida-affiliated elements in Syria, including the al-Nusrah Front.”

On the same day also “The Obama administration targeted a host of businesses across Europe and the Middle East on Thursday for evading sanctions against Iran, a signal that Washington aims to keep pressure on Teheran over its nuclear program,” according to the Reuters.

The Iranian regime FM protested the U.S. treasury announcement in meeting with Giulio Haas, the Swiss Ambassador to Tehran.

This is “the second time the United States has designated sanctions evaders since reaching an interim deal with Teheran in November,” Reuters said of the February 6 announcement by the U.S. Treasury.