UK Supreme Court hears Iranian bank appeal

An Iranian bank penalized by the UK because of its alleged links to Iran's nuclear weapons program took its case to Britain's highest court on Tuesday.


Bank Mellat, a privately owned commercial bank, is trying to overturn a 2009 order by the UK Treasury barring it from operating in the country. That order, made under counterterrorism laws, shut the bank out of the British financial sector because it allegedly helped finance Tehran's nuclear program. The bank denies the allegation and argues the order was unlawful. (AP)


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