(AP) –WASHINGTON — The Bush administration moved Wednesday to financially clamp down on a general in Iran’s powerful military wing, a Syrian TV station and three other individuals accused of helping insurgents in Iraq.
The Treasury Department’s action means that any bank accounts or other financial assets found in the United States belonging to those named on Wednesday must be frozen. Americans also are prohibited from doing business with them.
Ahmed Foruzandeh, a brigadier general in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force was covered by the department’s order. The Quds Force, Iran’s special operations unit, is part of the Guard Corps, the country’s military wing. The United States said Foruzandeh and his associates provided financial and material support for violent acts against U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq as well as Iraqi security forces.
The United States alleges the Syrian TV station Al-Zawra has received money from al-Qaida. Its assests…….
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