Treasury Department Sanctions Iranian Foundation

The organization issued a multi-million bounty on Salman Rushdie’s life.

The Department of the Treasury has sanctioned a so-called charitable foundation based in Iran. The 15 Khordad Foundation, which is directly subservient to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, publically issued a $3.3 million bounty for the killing of author Salman Rushdie for the publishing of his novel “The Satanic Verses.” Multiple translators of the book have since been killed, and the most recent attempt on Rushdie’s life on October 23 caused him to lose sight in one eye and the use of one hand.

“The United States will not waver in its determination to stand up to threats posed by Iranian authorities against the universal rights of freedom of expression, freedom of religion or belief, and freedom of the press,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson. “This act of violence, which has been praised by the Iranian regime, is appalling. We all hope for Salman Rushdie’s speedy recovery following the attack on his life.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Under Secretary Nelson as he heads the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.
  • For Secretary Janet Yellen to look to the Lord for guidance as she oversees the Treasury Department.
  • For wisdom for U.S. officials as they deliberate and impose sanctions on nations that support terrorism.

Sources: Department of the Treasury


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