Iran sanctions case

Former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani went to Turkey to meet with the country’s president and sought meetings with US Government officials in

an attempt to end US prosecution of a wealthy Turkish gold trader charged with conspiring to violate US sanctions on Iran, Manhattan federal prosecutors said.

The moves were disclosed in a letter on Friday to US District Judge Richard Berman, who is overseeing the case in which the trader, Reza Zarrab,

is accused of conspiring with others to conduct illegal transactions through US banks on behalf of Iran’s Government and other Iranian entities.

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