Dec 04 2017

The Iranian officials mentioned in Zarrab's testimony

Many top officials from Iran were involved in the sanctions-busting scheme of Iranian-Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab, the news website Iran Wire said.

Zarrab testified that he was in personal contact with then-President Ahmedinejad, and had referred to the scheme as “financial jihad” in a letter to the president.

He also met the head of Iran’s central bank, Mahmoud Bahmani, in relation to the scheme.

Other Iranian officials involved or aware of the scheme included the head of security of the central bank, hardline pro-Ahmedinejad parliamentarian Hamid Reza Rasaei and the head of currency trading at Bank Mellat.