The humanitarian banking channel set up by the US administration to get medicine and other supplies into Iran has not in fact processed any potentially life-saving transactions, the Swiss government confirmed to The Daily Beast.
A humanitarian channel to bring food and medicine to Iran has started trial operations, the Swiss government said on Thursday, helping supply Swiss goods to the struggling population without tripping over US sanctions.
The UN representative in Iran said the international organization has launched a special financial channel to facilitate transfer of financial donations by other countries for survivors of recent devastating floods in Iran.
The head of Europe’s new trade channel for Iran, launched earlier this year to cushion the blow of reimposed US sanctions, is in Tehran for talks with Iranian officials about how to make the financial mechanism operational.
A UK-based anti-Iran television channel is being funded through a secretive offshore entity and a company whose director is a Saudi Arabian businessman with close links to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, British media have revealed.
Satellite communications operator Arabsat has stopped broadcasting Lebanon’s al-Manar television channel, with the Beirut-based station condemning the move as an attempt to stifle the “voice in the face of oppression.”