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US Justice Department Fines Norwegian Aid Group $2Mln for Supporting Iran

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SPUTNIK,  WASHINGTON  03 April 2018-- The Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) nonprofit organization will pay more than $2 million for using US funding to support Iran, Hamas, and two Palestinian groups, the Justice Department said in a press release.

"Under the settlement, NPA is required to pay $2.025 million to the United States," the release said on Tuesday.

The release said the NPA conducted mine clearance programs in Iran that were key to an Iranian oil project.

The settlement also stipulated that NPA modify its policies to ensure it complies to US sanctions laws and the terms of grants from the US Agency for International Development (USAID), according to the release.
Iran is on the US State Sponsors of Terrorism List.