U.S. official says Iran sanctions working

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Financial sanctions on Iran are making a significant impact on the country, a top U.S. Treasury official testified Wednesday.

U.S. targets Afghan drug lords

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. government designated two suspected Afghan narcotics traffickers as terrorists for their alleged role in financing the Taliban insurgency.

U.S. targets al-Qaida financier

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden had his assets frozen because of allegations he was a major financier for al-Qaida, the U.S. Treasury Department declared.

U.S.: Anti-terror program leads to arrests

BRUSSELS, July 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. anti-terrorism program tracking bank transactions helped nab three al-Qaida suspects charged in a planned Norway attack, the Obama administration said.
U.S. sanctions target Iran Guard Corps

U.S. sanctions target Iran Guard Corps

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury Department said Wednesday it has targeted Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps for new economic sanctions.

Assets of Hezbollah supporters frozen

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury Department has frozen the assets under U.S. jurisdiction of two Hezbollah supporters based in Africa, the department said Wednesday.

Task force closes loophole for Iran banks

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- An international financial task force Thursday closed the last entry point for Iranian banks to the U.S. financial system, the U.S. Treasury Department said.

U.S. Treasury freezes assets of seven

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury Department said it froze assets Tuesday of five people and two entities for threatening the peace and stability of Iraq and its government.

Crack down on Iranian business in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The United Arab Emirates is cracking down on Iranians seeking to do business in Dubai in the wake of pressure from U.S. officials, record show.

Analysis: Iran sanctions expanding

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A groundswell of opposition to Iran is pushing U.S. states to divest their pension funds from companies that do business in Iran, and behind-the-scenes political efforts by the administration are paying off with increased European support of government sanctions.
DEREK SANDS, UPI Correspondent

Analysis: Iran moves to ditch U.S. dollar

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Faced with U.S. economic sanctions and a weak dollar, Tehran is demanding foreign energy companies do business in yen and euros, despite increasingly desperate need for investment.
DEREK SANDS, UPI Correspondent

U.S. may help unfreeze North Korea funds

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury Department is moving closer to unfreezing millions of dollars of North Korean funds in a bank of Macao. U.S. negotiators had said they would work to unfreeze the $24 million in North Korean funds in Banco Delta Asia as part of North Kore

U.S, Israel talk about Iran

JERUSALEM, March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. and Israeli officials met in Jerusalem Sunday to discuss how to increase economic pressure on Iran over its nuclear program.

Washington slams door on Iranian bank

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Iran's oldest bank has been barred from conducting business in the United States by the U.S. Treasury Department over alleged links to North Korea.

Terror funding now reliant on 'cash mules'

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Increased restrictions on international banking have forced terrorists to rely on human couriers to smuggle cash across borders, USA Today reported Monday.
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Stuart Levey
Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Stuart Levey discusses sanctions on Iran during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington on June 16, 2010. At left is White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg

Stuart A. Levey is the incumbent and first Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence within the United States Department of the Treasury. He was sworn in on July 21, 2004. According to the Bush administration, Levey has played a central role in their efforts to combat North Korea's and Iran's illicit conduct in the international financial system. Prior to his nomination, Levey served as the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. He had previously served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General and as the Chief of Staff of the Deputy Attorney General.

He grew up near Akron, Ohio, where his father had practiced dentistry. In 1986 he graduated from Harvard College summa cum laude, and in 1989 he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. He clerked for Judge Laurence Silberman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1989 through 1990.

Prior to joining the Justice Department in 2001, Mr. Levey spent 11 years in private practice at the Washington law firm Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin LLP (which merged into Baker Botts LLP). He had a litigation practice with a special emphasis on white collar criminal defense.

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