Small Dubai trader says mistakenly targeted by U.S. sanctions on Iran

By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) – A Dubai-based Iranian businessman blacklisted in new U.S. sanctions over Iran’s ballistic missile program said on Monday that he and his small company with just a single employee had been targeted by mistake. Washington added 11 companies and individuals to a sanctions list on Sunday for supplying Iran’s ballistic missile program, in a move that was delayed by more than two weeks so as not to endanger this weekend’s release of U.S. prisoners. The United States, European Union and United Nations are lifting the broad financial sanctions that barred Iran from the global financial system for years, after a U.N. body certified on Saturday that Tehran was complying with an agreement to curb its nuclear program.

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