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U.S. ‘actively’ considering blacklisting Iran’s central bank

Los Angeles Times – The Obama administration said Thursday that it was actively considering sanctioning Iran’s central bank in retaliation for an alleged Iranian bombing plot, a move that could severely damage Iran’s economy and potentially provoke a strong response from Tehran.

David Cohen, the Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, told the Senate Banking Committee that officials were “looking very actively” at such a step and might carry it out if other nations could be persuaded to follow suit.

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