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Erdogan Linked at Trial to Plot to Evade Iran Sanctions

  • Zarrab says Erdogan approval was cited by ex-economy minister
  • Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying against former partner
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was implicated for the first time in a plot to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

Reza Zarrab, who laundered billions of dollars on behalf of Iran, told a New York jury Thursday that a senior Turkish official said to him that then-prime minister Erdogan personally signed off on a plan to involve two Turkish banks in the scheme.