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Iran blocks thousands bank accounts over illegal activities

EconomyIran blocks thousands bank accounts over illegal activities

Tehran (The Times Groupe)- Iranian authorities have blocked more than 9,000 bank accounts on Saturday over suspected and illegal foreign currency and cryptocurrency transactions.

According to a statement by the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS), 9,219 bank accounts belonging to 545 individuals were blocked.

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Using the free-market exchange rate, the volume of the accounts was approximately 60 trillion Iranian tomans ($1.98 billion).

Coordinated with the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), the move is part of a recent effort to fight unauthorized foreign exchange transactions.

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