ADL Welcomes New Treasury Department Sanctions on Iran’s Illicit Activity

New York, NY, February 3, 2017 ...The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed today’s announcement of new sanctions against Iran following reports of another ballistic missile test by the regime in Tehran.

The Department of Treasury imposed sanctions against individuals and entities associated with Iran’s dangerous ballistic missile program and its ongoing support for terror.

“We welcome the action taken by the Treasury Department to impose consequences on Iran’s ongoing support for terrorism and its flagrant and repeated ballistic missile tests that violate U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929,” said Marvin D. Nathan, ADL National Chair. “The sanctions regime led by the Department of Treasury and its Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence has been a critical tool to exert pressure on Tehran to address the full range of threats Iran poses to U.S. interests and to stop its destabilizing aggression.”

“The Trump administration’s swift and targeted response today sends an important signal that the U.S. remains, and will continue to be, serious about holding the regime in Tehran accountable for its behavior,” said Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO. “We hope others in the international community will follow suit and will refuse to allow Iran’s dangerous threats to be met with impunity.”

On the first anniversary of the signing of the Iranian nuclear agreement with the international community, ADL reassessed the merits of the deal and highlighted that the regime remains “a belligerent actor whose norms and rhetoric do not line up with those of other nations.”


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