US Treasury confirms $550 million transfer to Iran

The US Treasury Department on Monday confirmed that it has allowed the transfer of $550 million in Iran's frozen oil revenues to the country under an interim nuclear deal.


A US Treasury spokeswoman said the transfer began January 31 and would be complete early this week but declined to specify which foreign banks were involved. No US banks were involved in the transactions, but the United States, which has extensive sanctions on Iran tied to its disputed nuclear program, helped facilitate the transfer of funds, the spokeswoman said. (Reuters)