Payvand.com - Unsourced reports are circulating that British banks have frozen $1.6 billion in funds belonging to Mojtaba Khamenei, son of the supreme leader. This supposed affront is cited as another reason for displeasure with Britain in high places in Iran.
"The total assets frozen in the UK under the EU
(European Union) and UN sanctions against Iran are approximately 976,110,000
pounds," Ian Pearson, Britain's Economic Secretary to the Treasury said in a
written statement to parliament on Thursday.
The statement did not give any further details.
Mojtaba Khamenei has emerged as one of the driving forces behind the government's crackdown, diplomats and observers said, as reported in a Guardian article published on June 22nd. Also, according to some Iran analysts, Khamenei, 70, is maneuvering to position his son as his successor.
LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian assets of nearly one billion pounds' ($1.64 billion) are frozen in Britain under international sanctions imposed over Tehran's nuclear program, the British government said on Thursday.
Irish Times - A seemingly orchestrated campaign to blame Iran's troubles on the West is in full swing, writes Simon Tisdall.
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