Despite an embargo banning U.S. companies from doing business in Iran, federal law doesn't prohibit sending food and medical supplies if companies get licensed by the Treasury Department. The U.S. embargo was enacted because Iran has been declared a state-sponsor of terrorism.Does this mean we won't be hearing whining about how the embargo against Iran is hurting "the children" because medicine and food are allowed in?
Food and medical shipments still can be banned if the proposed recipient is listed as a terrorist organization or if another government agency objects to the application on anti-terrorism grounds, according to federal rules.
Friday, December 07, 2007
Reported as Produce giant cleared to ship goods to Iran: