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.
Mojtaba Khamenei: gatekeeper to Iran's supreme leader
Guardian - Iran's supreme leader's second
son, Mojtaba Khamenei, has emerged as one of the driving forces behind the
government's crackdown, diplomats and observers said .
has frozen $1.6 billion in Iranian assets
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.
Allegations from Tehran straining already rocky relations with the West
Irish Times - A seemingly orchestrated
campaign to blame Iran's troubles on the West is in full swing, writes Simon
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