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    Treasury Removes Sanctions on Iraqi Bank

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    Post by Rocky Sat 18 May 2013, 7:11 am

    Treasury Removes Sanctions on Iraqi Bank

    5/17/2013


    Action Follows a Verified Change of Behavior from the Elaf Islamic Bank


    WASHINGTON – The Department of the Treasury today lifted sanctions against the Elaf Islamic Bank in Iraq following the bank’s significant and demonstrated change in behavior.

    On July 31, 2012 the Treasury Department imposed sanctions under the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (CISADA), against Elaf Islamic Bank, a privately-owned Iraqi financial institution, for knowingly facilitating significant transactions and providing significant financial services for the U.S. and EU-designated Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI). Following the CISADA finding, Elaf immediately engaged the Treasury Department and began an intensive course of action to stop the conduct that led to the CISADA sanction, including freezing EDBI accounts at Elaf and reducing its overall exposure to the Iranian financial sector. Following today’s action U.S. financial institutions are once again permitted to open or maintain correspondent accounts or payable-through accounts in the United States for Elaf Islamic Bank.

    “Today we welcome Elaf Islamic Bank back into the U.S. financial system, and we urge other designated individuals and entities around the world to follow its positive example. As today’s delisting demonstrates, our sanctions are flexible and can be lifted if the conduct that led to the sanction terminates,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. “As we increase our sanctions against Iran, we will continue to target any financial institution that works with designated Iranian banks or attempts to assist Iran in evading sanctions.”

    Sanctions may be, and regularly are, lifted when circumstances warrant, which includes ceasing the sanctionable activity. Any sanctioned party may petition OFAC for sanctions to be lifted. In general, demonstrating changes in circumstances or behavior are essential to the lifting of sanctions.

    Treasury will continue to use all tools at its disposal to target entities or individuals engaging in sanctionable activity related to Iran. CISADA was signed into law by President Obama in July 2010. Among other things, CISADA provides the Secretary of the Treasury with the authority to impose strict conditions on, or prohibit the opening or maintaining of, correspondent accounts or payable-through accounts in the United States for foreign financial institutions that knowingly facilitate a significant transaction or provide significant financial services for a person whose property and interests in property are blocked under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act in connection with Iran’s proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or delivery systems for WMD, or for Iran’s support for international terrorism.

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    Post by Rocky Sat 18 May 2013, 7:12 am

    U.S. lifts sanctions on Iraq bank that had links to Iran




    WASHINGTON | Fri May 17, 2013 2:03pm EDT

    (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it had allowed an Iraqi bank to again conduct business with the U.S. financial system after the bank showed it was no longer helping Iran evade financial sanctions.

    Iraq's Elaf Islamic Bank BELF.ISX was first blacklisted by the United States last year for knowingly doing business with the Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI), an Iranian state bank the United States accuses of being a "proliferator" of weapons of mass destruction.

    Getting sanctioned by the United States forces foreign banks to make a choice: cut ties to blacklisted Iranian institutions or be cut off from the United States.

    Washington has imposed a series of financial and trade sanctions against Iran to pressure it to curb its nuclear program, which the United States suspects is aimed at developing atom bombs. Iran says the program is for peaceful purposes.

    The U.S. Treasury Department said the Elaf Islamic Bank had to complete several steps to regain its access to the U.S. financial system, including freezing the accounts of EDBI and reducing its business with the Iranian financial sector.

    "Today we welcome Elaf Islamic Bank back into the U.S. financial system, and we urge other designated individuals and entities around the world to follow its positive example," Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen said in a statement.

    "As today's de-listing demonstrates, our sanctions are flexible and can be lifted if the conduct that led to the sanction terminates," he said.

    A 2010 act allows the United States to sanction foreign banks that do business with Iranian banks, companies or people that are banned from the U.S. financial system. This is the first time the United States has lifted sanctions under that law.

    (Reporting by Anna Yukhananov; Editing by Eric Beech)

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    Treasury Removes Sanctions on Iraqi Bank Empty Washington flying the Iraqi Islamic Bank black list after his dealings with Iran

    Post by Hkp1 Sat 18 May 2013, 11:44 am

    Washington flying the Iraqi Islamic Bank black list after his dealings with Iran



    18/05/2013-12: 58 pm


    The
    United States, announced Saturday, to lift the sanctions imposed on
    Iraqi Islamic Bank Al and its abolition of the black list after his
    dealings with Iran, is the first of its kind, and emphasized that the
    sanctions regime imposed on banks "floppy" and can be lifted from any
    bank if halted dealings that led to the imposition of sentence, called
    for all individuals and institutions around the world to do the same
    procedure as "positive".

    He said the US Treasury Undersecretary
    for terrorism and financial intelligence David Cohen in a statement,
    quoted by the Lebanese daily star today welcome the return of Al Islami
    Bank to us financial system, "calling on" all concerned individuals and
    institutions around the world to do the same procedure for elaf Bank. "

    Cohen
    noted that the sanctions regime imposed on banks is flexible and can
    lift the sanctions imposed on any Bank, if suspended its dealings with
    the Iranian side which led to the imposition of sentence ", stating
    that" Islamic Bank Al Iraq had been included in the blacklist by the
    United States last year to intentionally implement business with Iranian
    Government Trade Development Bank EDBI which is accused by the United
    States to help spread weapons of mass destruction. "

    Cohen called
    the Islamic "elaf Bank accomplish steps to be able to again access to
    the US financial system," he said, adding that "these steps include
    freezing of all Iranian trade development bank accounts and commercial
    dealings with Iran's financial sector".

    Referred to as foreign
    banks had to take an option after the imposition of economic sanctions
    on Iran, which is either to cut ties with Iranian institutions included
    in the black list or penalties to prevent work from the United States.

    Washington
    has imposed a series of financial and commercial sanctions against Iran
    to pressure it and curb its nuclear program, which the United States
    suspects is aimed at developing an atomic bomb, while Iran says that its
    nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

    The decision
    allows the year 2010 by the United States to impose sanctions on foreign
    banks doing business with Iranian banks, companies and individuals are
    prohibited to deal with the US financial system and this is the first
    time where America sanctions in accordance with this law.

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