March 29, 2019 / 3:03 AM / 4 months ago

U.S. has placed additional ‘intense pressure’ on Iran - official

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States placed additional “intense pressure” on Iran this week, a top U.S. sanctions official said on Friday.

Sigal Mandelker, under-secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, told reporters in Singapore she would stress the inherent risks in dealing with Iran in meetings over coming days with government officials in Malaysia, Singapore and India.

Reporting by John Geddie; Editing by Robert Birsel

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