The Nexus Between Iranian National Banks and International Terrorist Financing

[Institute for Contemporary Affairs/Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs] Shimon Shapira - Iran has been using its state institutions as agents of the terror activity it perpetrates throughout the world. Iranian embassies, consulates, cultural centers, economic legations, and religious and charity institutions provide cover for Iran's terror activity and international subversion. The funding for this terror activity is partly provided via Bank Melli (the National Bank of Iran) and Bank Saderat (the Export Bank of Iran). Bank Melli played a pivotal role in financing the 1994 AMIA bombing in Argentina, and is a principal Iranian financial pipeline for aiding Palestinian organizations like Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

2008-02-15 01:00:00

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