Tag Archives | Reza Zarrab

Former Central Bank boss denies meeting Zarrab

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s former Central Bank head Mahmoud Bahmani, reacting to Iranian-Turkish tycoon Reza Zarrab’s recent statements in a US court, says he never met with Zarrab. In his testimony in a New York trial, Zarrab, who was arrested in the […]

Erdogan helped Iran evade US Sanctions, Zarrab claims

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. A trial playing out in New York is being watched carefully in Turkey. That’s where a banker accused of helping to launder money for Iran is from. And wrapping up his testimony on […]

Turkish-Iranian Gold Trader Pleads Guilty

By John Lee. Prosecutors in the United States have reportedly revealed that a wealthy Turkish-Iranian gold trader has agreed to testify about what is claimed to be a “vast corruption scheme they say reached into the upper levels of the Turkish government.“ Associated Press says that Reza Zarrab (34) is expected to outline how he […]

US charges Turkish Banker in Iran Sanctions Probe

By John Lee. Reuters reports that US prosecutors have charged an executive at the Turkish state-owned Halkbank in relation to alleged violations of US sanctions against Iran. Mehmet Hakan Atilla (47) is accused of conspiring with Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab to use front companies and fake invoices to move hundreds of millions of dollars of […]

The Downfall of two Iranian Tycoons

By Rohollah Faghihi, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The Iranian tycoons Babak Zanjani and Reza Zarrab are now both finding themselves in dire straits. Zanjani, one of the most well-known magnates in Iran, has been sentenced to death for allegedly not paying […]

What Zarrab’s Arrest means for Rouhani

By Enis Erdem Aydin, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Reza Zarrab, the dual Iranian and Turkish citizen arrested in the United States on charges of money laundering and banking fraud to evade sanctions on Iran, is not just any businessman. When he […]