Obama pardons three on Iran sanctions – lawyer

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama has pardoned three Iranian-Americans who were charged with sanctions violations, a lawyer for one of the men told Reuters on Saturday.

Obama has pardoned Bahram Mechanic, Tooraj Faridi and Khosrow Afghahi, said Joel Androphy, a lawyer for Mechanic.

“We’re ecstatic that the president has decided to pardon them for basically trade issues … that are nothing more than typical business transactions that don’t rise to the level of criminality,” Androphy told Reuters
By Reuters