US charges 3 over Iran sanctions
The United States has allegedly charged three people over plotting to evade its sanctions imposed on Iran, Press TV reported.
The three people include a Turkey-based businessman along with two other men, reports by AP and Reuters said, citing US prosecutors on Monday.
The three are reportedly facing charges of being engaged in hundreds of millions of dollars of transactions for Iran and other entities.
The charges were made in a federal indictment in Manhattan.
The Federal prosecutors said that one of them was arrested in Florida and appeared in a court in Miami on Monday, but the other two are fugitives.
The crimes allegedly occurred from 2010 to 2015 when the defendants laundered money through institutions worldwide.
Iran had been under US and Europe sanctions over its nuclear program, which Tehran has always said is for peaceful purposes.
After Iran and the P5+1 group started to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached last year, all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran by the European Union, the Security Council and the US were lifted.