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Iran Takes U.S. Bank Ban To IMF


http://gdb.rferl.org/8f62ff3a-5bef-49e0-a978-f7d77043a759_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/8f62ff3a-5bef-49e0-a978-f7d77043a759_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) September 25, 2006 -- Iran says it has lodged a complaint with the International Monetary Fund after the United States blacklisted one of its state-run banks.


State television quotes the head of the central bank, Ebrahim Sheibani, as saying the sanction was a "political decision that has no justification."


Earlier this month, Washington banned U.S. banks from dealing with Bank Saderat Iran, saying it channels funds to Hizballah in Lebanon.


(AFP)

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