Bahrain accuses Iranian central bank of money laundering

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Bahrain’s state prosecutor has brought charges of money laundering against Iran’s central bank, the country’s state-run news agency announced on May 18.

The prosecutor’s office has also charged 12 banks in the same case, accusing them of helping to launder around $1 billion from 2008 to 2012. It said the alleged offences were aimed at defeating sanctions placed on Iran by the international community.

The Bahrain News Agency alleged that the Central Bank of Iran “issued instructions” to a

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