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Western authorities have frozen about $300 billion in reserves of Russia’s central bank, pictured in Moscow. WASHINGTON—Federal prosecutors have issued a stream of subpoenas in recent months in an effort to uncover Russian oligarchs‘ assets hidden in the U.S., laying the groundwork to seize real estate, cash accounts and trust funds, say people familiar with the matter. Many of the subpoenas seek business, bank and trust records they say would help prosecutors cut through layers of complex ownership structures meant to obscure oligarchs’ holdings.
Exports to Russia from Turkey have risen significantly from before sanctions were imposed on Moscow; a container ship on the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul. WASHINGTON—U.S. officials are jetting around the globe in a quiet diplomatic push to get Russia’s major trading partners to enforce sanctions and trade controls, as exports to the country pick up after diving in the weeks following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. The U.S. and its allies claimed early successes in their international pressure campaign, which disrupted Russia’s military supply chains and pitched its economy into a steep contraction.
New intelligence collected from downed Iranian drones in Ukraine shows that a majority of the aircrafts’ parts are manufactured by companies in the U.S., Europe and other allied nations, stoking concern among Western officials and analysts and prompting a U.S. government investigation, according to people familiar with the matter and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. The documentation of Western parts shows how Tehran has been arming itself and its allies with powerful new weaponry despite being the target of one of the most comprehensive sanction regimes in modern history.
Sanctions on Russia have succeeded in disrupting the country’s military manufacturing industry and are squeezing its economy, a senior U.S. Treasury Department official said. Newsletter Sign-up WSJ | Risk and Compliance Journal Our Morning Risk Report features insights and news on governance, risk and compliance. “We’ve seen how fragile the supply chain is, frankly—we learned this during Covid—for his defensive efforts on the battlefield,” Mr. Nelson said, referring to Mr. Putin. Amid the unprecedented sanctions program against Russia and ongoing pressure campaigns against Iran, Venezuela and other nations, the Treasury has been reviewing more broadly how it uses sanctions. One measure the U.S. Treasury is taking to ensure its program remains potent is by hiring a chief sanctions economist to provide economic analysis around prospective sanctions actions, Mr. Nelson said.
U.S. Penalizes Iranian Group Behind Salman Rushdie Bounty
  + stars: | 2022-10-28 | by ( Ian Talley | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: 1 min
Salman Rushdie, pictured in 2019, was stabbed several times before a planned lecture in New York on Aug. 12. WASHINGTON—The Biden administration on Friday levied sanctions against an Iranian foundation that has sponsored a bounty on the writer Salman Rushdie, who was stabbed in August on a stage in New York. Mr. Rushdie, who spent years under police protection after Iranian leaders called for his execution over his 1988 book “The Satanic Verses,” was stabbed several times before a planned lecture in New York’s Chautauqua Institution on Aug. 12. Federal authorities are investigating what motivated the suspected attacker, Hadi Matar, a New Jersey man of Lebanese descent. Mr. Matar’s lawyer in New York, Nathaniel Barone, entered a plea of not guilty last month.
U.S. and European officials are primed to impose fresh sanctions against Iran in the hopes of stanching the flow of military drones to Russia that have been pummeling Kyiv and other civilian population centers and infrastructure. The sanctions would be intended to complement air defense systems the U.S. and its allies are planning to provide to Ukraine to fend off attacks from unmanned aircraft and missiles.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the new rule is a major step toward providing authorities the intelligence needed to combat illicit finance. WASHINGTON—Millions of companies in the U.S. will have to disclose their ownership to the federal government under a new anti-money-laundering rule issued by the Biden administration on Thursday. The Treasury Department action is aimed at closing what national security officials had warned for decades was a gaping hole in corporate regulations. By requiring certain companies to identify their primary owners, officials say they aim to penetrate the shield of anonymity that has enabled drug traffickers, terrorists, corrupt officials and other bad actors to keep their illicit activities hidden.
WASHINGTON—The U.S. is giving Iranians access to export-controlled technology that will allow them to circumvent the clerical regime’s latest communications crackdown, including a new internet blackout imposed this week. The Treasury Department on Friday responded to Tehran’s restriction of internet access in large parts of the country by issuing a new license that allows U.S. companies to provide Iranians with cyber services that can help them to maintain digital connection to the world.
WASHINGTON—The U.S. is giving Iranians access to export-controlled technology that will allow them to circumvent the clerical regime’s latest communications crackdown, including a new internet blackout imposed this week. The Treasury Department on Friday responded to Tehran’s restriction of internet access in large parts of the country by issuing a new license that allows U.S. companies to provide Iranians with cyber services that can help them to maintain digital connection to the world.
BusinessThe Russian steel magnate, who was sanctioned by the U.S., the European Union and the U.K. following the invasion of Ukraine, is exploring options to restructure ownership of his businesses to ease the burden of Western sanctions, according to people familiar with the matter.
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