October 08, 2020

U.S. Sanctions Additional Iranian Banks

Featuring Elizabeth Rosenberg

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Journalist Ian Talley

The Trump administration Thursday blacklisted 18 Iranian banks that remain unsanctioned under its economywide pressure campaign.

The push weeks before the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election aims to sever the few financial connections Tehran still has to the world by effectively blacklisting the entire sector.

Most of Iran’s financial sector has already been sanctioned, including its central bank. But proponents say that the action could financially asphyxiate the regime by freezing the few foreign currency flows the economy still has and needs to import goods needed to prevent a collapse.

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Authors

  • Elizabeth Rosenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Energy, Economics and Security Program

    Elizabeth Rosenberg is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. In this capacity, she publishes a...