Hurryiet: Turkey did not breach Iran sanctions: Erdoğan

01 Décembre, 2017, 02:50 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Hurryiet: Turkey did not breach Iran sanctions: Erdoğan

Zarrab has pleaded guilty to orchestrating a multibillion-dollar conspiracy to evade US sanctions against Iran by disguising money transfers so they would appear to be legitimate gold trades.

Mr. Caglayan and Mr. Aslan have also been charged with participating in the sanctions evasion scheme and remain at large, prosecutors have said. He began cooperating with the USA prosecutors and on November 29 started testifying about how he bypassed sanctions and bribed senior Turkish government officials.

The case has fueled tensions between the USA and Turkey with Ankara saying the case was fabricated for political reasons.

Turkish officials have portrayed the case as a plot hatched by followers of Fethullah Gulen, a US -based Turkish imam who is blamed by Erdogan for a failed coup attempt in 2016.

Turkey recently launched a probe against U.S. prosecutors connected to the Zarrab case.

On Thursday, prosecutors showed the jury a transcript of a 2012 call in which Zarrab talked about which banks would be used for such transactions.

He acknowledged under questioning from Assistant U.S. Attorney Sidhardha Kamaraju that he first hired lawyers earlier this year to try to arrange a prisoner swap, saying he did so "within the legal limits, of course".

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The executive, he said, feared that Zarrab's celebrity as the husband of Turkish pop star Ebru Gundes would draw scrutiny to the trades.

At one point, Zarrab drew diagrams for the jury to illustrate the elaborate web of transactions used to beat US sanctions, which prohibit Iran from using USA dollars or the USA financial system.

David Denton, the deputy prosecuting attorney, said the people who made the recordings did their job. USA authorities say bank officials such as Atilla helped hide the arrangement.

Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab on Wednesday accepted all charges that he was accused of and agreed to cooperate with U.S. prosecutors against Mehmet Hakan Atilla, the deputy general manager of Turkey's Halkbank.

Atilla, a 47-year-old former deputy CEO of Halkbank, has pleaded not guilty. A lawyer for Atilla has attacked Zarrab's credibility, portraying him as "liar" and sophisticated con man. He said Attila helped to doctor the trades so that the Iranian origin of the funds would not be detected by US banks.

Turkey's banking regulator denied a local media report last month that six Turkish lenders could face substantial fines from the USA over alleged violations of Iran sanctions.

Before Zarrab turned into the government's top witness, Erdogan repeatedly demanded that the United States release him. Turkey says that it is not subject to US-based sanctıons as they are not upheld or recognised by the UN.


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