The U.S. Treasury Department declared in 1999 that Bank Melli was controlled by the Iranian government and GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump reportedly continued to rent office space to the bank until 2003, but that's far from the worst part of this story.
U.S. officials later alleged that Bank Melli had been used to obtain sensitive materials for Iran’s nuclear program. U.S. authorities also alleged that the bank had been used between 2002 and 2006 to funnel money to a unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard that has sponsored terrorist attacks — a period that overlapped with the time the bank rented office space from Trump.
If this election were a movie script, it would be deemed too unrealistic.
I don't consider myself an anti-Iranian hawk or anything even close to it, but the GOP certainly does. The Republican party did absolutely everything it could to obstruct the peace process and prevent the Obama administration from brokering a deal with Iran to shut down their nuclear weapons program. You may recall that congressional Republicans even signed a letter written by Senator Tom Cotton addressed directly to Iran leadership telling them not to trust the executive branch of our government. Trump himself also opposed the Iran deal.
You can add their anti-Iranian antagonism to the large, growing pile of issues they've sacrificed to support their dear leader Donald Trump.
"Family values" is dead. Limited government is dead. Neoconservative hawkery is dead. The Trump candidacy has killed them all through sheer hypocrisy.