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To date, Iran has refused to compensate terror victims and is continuing to provide financial support to terrorist groups throughout the world.
In the wake of media reports in May that the EIB had come under pressure from European Commissioners to support investments by European companies in Iran, Shurat HaDin is attempting to seize Iranian funds that it suspects are held by the EIB, the European Union’s lending arm that is owned by the bloc’s member states.
“The European Investment Bank has never invested in Iran… and does not intend to do so in the future,” the bank said in a message sent to The Jerusalem Post.
An EIB spokesperson told the Post that it is not aware that any suit has been filed against it.
“Iran is a state that finances and carries out terrorism.” Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, the president and founder of Shurat HaDin, said in a statement.
“No bank in the Western world can carry on business with Iran as long as Iran continues to support murderous terrorist attacks, and as long as the Iranian regime refuses to pay out the judgments awarded against it on behalf of victims of terror,” she said.