May 15, 2018 / 3:14 PM / in 8 days

CORRECTED-U.S. imposes sanctions against Iran central bank governor

(Corrects to fix day of the week)

WASHINGTON, May 15 (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday sanctioned Iran’s central bank governor Valiollah Seif and Iraq-based Al-Bilad Islamic Bank for trafficking millions of dollars for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard, the second batch of sanctions by the Trump administration since it withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal last week.

“Seif has conspired with the IRGC-QF to move millions of dollars through the international financial system in a variety of foreign currencies to allow the IRGC-QF to fund its activities abroad,” the U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement.

It also blacklisted Ali Tarzali, assistant director of the international department of Iran’s central bank, and chairman of Al-Bilad Islamic Bank, Aras Habib. (Reporting by Lesley Wroughton)

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