Treasury deems Iranian general a narcotics trafficker

The designation from Treasury comes as Iran has been a hot topic in Washington in recent days, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel having visited the nation’s capital.

With the designation, Americans are barred from having any financial dealings with Baghbani, and the general’s U.S. assets would be frozen.

Baghbani has been accused under the Kingpin Act, under which Treasury has designated hundreds of people as traffickers since 2000.