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June 01, 2023

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NUFDI Calls for Investigation into Iran Central Bank Governor’s Travel to Washington

June 01, 2023

Press Releases

NUFDI Calls for Investigation into Iran Central Bank Governor’s Travel to Washington

Washington, DC — In light of the Islamic Republic’s growing clampdown on the pro-democracy movement and the shameless lynchings of peaceful protesters, NUFDI wrote to the Treasury and State Departments to request an investigation into and clarification regarding the visit of Mr. Mohammad-Reza Farzin, the regime’s Central Bank Governor to Washington. The organization wrote:

“It is extremely worrisome that the leader of an entity sanctioned under counterterrorism authorities would be allowed to enter the United States.”

NUFDI continued:  “Moreover, this visit comes at a time when Iranian Americans and U.S. officials are being targeted and harassed inside America by Islamic Republic-affiliated individuals.”

The organization called for:

  1. Why was the Governor of the CBI permitted to enter the United States?
  2. What steps are being taken to ensure that this visit doesn’t further endanger Iranian Americans? 
  3. Will Mr. Farzin partake in meetings with any U.S. officials regarding any potential deal with the Islamic Republic during his time in Washington, D.C.?
  4. Why is the Governor of the CBI – either the office, or the current occupant – not specifically sanctioned under either E.O. 13224 or E.O. 13876?

Read the full letter, below. For press inquiries contact press@nufdiran.org.