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Iran: Terrorism

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received on the Iranian bank Bank Saderat being used by the Government of Iran to transfer money to terrorist groups in the Middle East; what assessment she has made of those reports; and if she will make a statement. (143777)

The Government are aware that the United States Government identified Bank Saderat in a press statement of 8 September 2006 as being involved in the transfer of funds to

“Hizballah and other terrorist organizations”,

and that the bank was being

“cut off from all access to the US financial systems, direct or indirect”.

We are keeping the situation under review.