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U.S. authorities check subsidiary UniCredit for

U.S. authorities have launched an investigation against a German bank HVB, the Italian subsidiary bank UniCredit, on suspicion of collaborating Iran, reports Reuters. As representatives of UniCredit in the official press release, "the leadership of HVB cooperating fully with the U.S. authorities and the New-York for verification of compliance by the bank of U.S. sanctions and the EU." According to the text of the declaration, the cooperation with the investigation is "the initiative of the HVB". U.S. regulators are suspected of violating sanctions against Iran, two British banks - HSBC and Standard Chartered. In addition, the German press there is evidence that one of the largest financial institutions in Germany Commerzbank can experience the "appreciable adverse effect" initiated an investigation by the U.S. authorities. However, representatives of the bank rejected all sorts suspicion, noting that Commerzbank since 2007. not support business with Iran. Western States and Israel accuse Iran of intending to use a civilian nuclear program as a cover for developing weapons of mass destruction. Tehran insists on the very nature of civil nuclear research. The U.S. and EU imposed a number of sanctions on the oil and financial sectors of the Iranian economy.


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