Despite promises that Iran would be moderating its stances on issues once sanctions were dropped, that hasn’t seem to become the case. The opposite has happened, actually.
First they kidnap our sailors, then fly a drone over an aircraft carrier, and now this.
Billionaire Iranian businessman Babak Zanjani has been sentenced to death for corruption, justice officials say.
He was arrested in December 2013 after accusations that he withheld billions in oil revenue channelled through his companies. He denies the allegations.
Zanjani, 42, was convicted of fraud and economic crimes, a judiciary spokesperson said at a press briefing.
One of Iran’s richest men, Zanjani was blacklisted by the US and EU for helping Iran evade oil sanctions.
Two others were sentenced to death along with him and all were ordered to repay embezzled funds. The ruling can be appealed.
These are the “moderates” we are dealing with? People who are executed because of unfounded “corruption” charges. It seems that he his being punished by the Iranians (who he helped launder oil for) as a sign that they are taking corruption seriously.
This smells like it came from DC and Obama.