How a south London restaurateur became a nexus for sanctioned Iranian gas trades

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"'The involvement of a south London restaurateur in facilitating Iranian LPG shipments through a network of Panama-based companies, with seemingly little due diligence, highlights a critical loophole,' explained Claire Jungman who serves as chief of staff at the pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) and tracks suspicious tanker trades. 

'Panama's continued role as a hub for these entities is extremely concerning, as it allows the diversion of funds from these illegal trades to support Iran's terrorist proxies like Hamas. This situation emphasises the urgent need for stronger oversight and enforcement mechanisms to close these gaps in sanction implementations,' said Jungman."