US temporarily eases sanctions on money transfers to Iran


The US Treasury Department has temporarily eased restrictions prohibiting US-based non-governmental organisations from transferring money to Iran in the wake of two recent earthquakes in the northwest of the country which left 306 people dead.

The US and the EU have imposed economic sanctions on Iran because of the country's nuclear programme, which many in the West suspect may be used to build a nuclear weapon.

Karen Zarindast reports.

Video produced by BBC Persian's Sina Alinejad

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.