“Tying Iran’s oil sales so directly to those groups will act as a further deterrent to anyone still involved in Iranian oil exports, including tankers, the insurance industry, brokers, banks and even ship captains, analysts said.

“’It is clearly meant to tarnish Iran’s image and oil sales by linking it to support for terrorism and regional destabilization,’ said Elizabeth Rosenberg, a former top Treasury sanctions official now a senior fellow at the Center for New American Security…”

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