Another Iranian Military Force-Related Co. Sanctioned

Law360 (June 12, 2019, 9:49 PM EDT) -- An apparent financial conduit of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has been sanctioned for allegedly trafficking hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of weapons to the military force’s Iraqi-backed militias, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Wednesday.

The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said that the Iraq-based South Wealth Resources Co. and two of its Iraqi associates — Makki Kazim ‘Abd Al Hamid Al Asadi and Muhammed Husayn Salih al-Hasani — have secretly helped the IRGC’s Qods Force gain access to the Iraqi financial system in order to juke sanctions requirements.

The Qods Force is an external branch of...

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