BNP’s Teheran office can stay open for a little longer.

U.S. Treasury officials granted BNP Paribas permission to do limited business in Iran earlier this year, as federal prosecutors were negotiating a potentially stiff penalty to resolve the French bank’s alleged violations of U.S. sanctions against Iran, Sudan and other countries, according to government records reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

BNP Paribas was granted two licenses allowing the bank to conduct certain commercial and financial transactions in Iran, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request….

It is unclear why BNP sought the Iran licenses or why Treasury officials granted them at a time when authorities were seeking to punish the bank over alleged sanctions violations in that country. Treasury declined to comment.

U.S. Granted BNP Iran Licenses During Penalty Talks [WSJ]

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  1. Posted by Guest | June 12, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Let them open an office to help fund Iran to start a war with Iraq….

  2. Posted by Champ Kind | June 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    How do you say turn out the lights, the party's over in Francaise? Place is a joke, never going to be a player in US. Thanks for the Statue of Liberty now get the fuck out of here!

  3. Posted by 3.14 | June 12, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    How do you say "retard" in champkindish?

  4. Posted by peter | June 13, 2014 at 12:27 AM

    They just want a civil war, so that they can make money.<img src=>

  5. Posted by peter | June 13, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    They just want a civil war, so that they can make money.<img src=>

  6. Posted by B.A. Man Jr. | June 13, 2014 at 1:34 AM

    Nobody with integrity and the experience of having lived in a "financial center" can deny the fact that–on average–the banker lifestyle is far more promiscuous than mainstream society. It kind of makes sense when you think about it, since men are horndogs, and the only thing that keeps men in line is the moderating/resisting force of women. Put a bunch of drunk men who happen to lust for other men in a room together, and it's a complete freakn' train-wreck. I'm not saying the bankers are worse, but I am saying that nature intended for the moderating presence of women–therein lies the problem with the "banker lifestyle"

  7. Posted by AAA | June 13, 2014 at 3:31 AM

    Db ain't what it used to be.

  8. Posted by Short, But Long | June 13, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    I'm really not sure where you were going with this but I like your style! I love my life!

  9. Posted by Guest | June 13, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    A sphincter says what?

  10. Posted by Gary L. | June 16, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    What's your name? Richard Hertz?