In an anti-counterfeiting conference in New York City, U.S. Assistant Treasury Secretary Juan Zarate said that “MEK [Iranian terrorist group Mujahideen-e-Khalq] hold fundraising events, where like-minded individuals are invited to contribute funds ultimately meant for terrorist activities”
U.S. Assistant Treasury Secretary Juan Zarate, referring to the fact that terrorist financing is an "evolving" threat, said that “MEK [Iranian terrorist group Mujahideen-e-Khalq] hold fundraising events, where like-minded individuals are invited to contribute funds ultimately meant for terrorist activities.”
“Terrorist financiers are constantly adapting to international anti-crime efforts and finding new ways to bankroll their activities,” he added.
He declared that “the U.S. government is working to provide better information to the global financial community in the campaign to eliminate terrorist organizations' money supply.”
Zarate also added: “In this realm, we know that terrorist groups of all stripes use a variety of mechanisms to raise and move money. Every day it becomes more apparent that following dirty money and attacking its illicit sources is an essential part of winning the financial war on terrorism. If we scatter the terrorists, deny them cash, and smother their attempts to funnel their ill-gotten gains through the international financial system, we can make their lives all the more miserable, and their despicable efforts all the more powerless.”
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