Archiv für den Tag 26. November 2011

The Latest from Iran (26 November): Embezzlement

1225 GMT: Italian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maurizio Massari has indicated Rome might push for a suspension of oil imports from Tehran, „We are deeply convinced that we need to strengthen the pressure of sanctions on Iran and we are ready to discuss sanctions measures with our partners. We are applying moral persuasion on our companies to diversify their supplies of oil imports.“ Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Iran Feature: So How Big is the Bank Fraud?

Iranian politics, as well as the financial sector, has been rocked since September by the revelation of a $2.6 billion bank fraud. The line is that a businessman, Amir Mansoor Khosravi, used lines of credit from eight major Iranian banks to set up or buy dozens of companies in sectors such as steel manufacturing. The head of Bank Melli, Mahmoud Reza Khavari, resigned and has apparently fled to Canada; the head of Bank Saderat, Mohammad Jahromi, resigned. The Iran Prosecutor General has declared that dozens of people have been arrested in the connection with the case. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

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