Trump, SWIFT and Iran

What Trump must do to stop Europe from end-running his Iran sanctions
by Richard Goldberg
September 26, 2018

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this week refused to meet with President Trump at the United Nations. One of the big reasons: He and his European backers are waiting to see whether Trump will force the SWIFT financial-messaging service to disconnect Iranian banks in November. If Trump doesn’t, he probably won’t ever get that meeting…Every Iranian bank has a SWIFT code, including the Central Bank of Iran. So long as these banks remain connected to the system, a door to sanctions evasion is always left open. READ MORE

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