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The move stems from a U.S. court decision in 2007 that ordered Iran to pay more than $2.6 billion to survivors and victims' family members from the 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon, a bank spokesman said. The bank filed an Ray ban sunglasses classic cheap dsa107 to the court ruling on Wednesday, another spokesman said. Among Japan's three biggest banks only Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ received the order, banking sources in Tokyo said on Thursday. Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ was targeted because it accounts for almost all Iranian assets handled by Japanese banks, they said. Banking sources stated the rayban sunglasses outlet from the trade was handled by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp <8316.T>. The banking unit of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group <8306.T> did not comment on the amount of assets it has frozen. A spokeswoman at rival Mizuho Monetary Group <8411.T> stated the bank had not received a freezing order. Although the court case is unrelated, the development comes as western governments are imposing further sanctions on Iran to stop the country from pursuing what they say is a nuclear weapons program, a claim the Islamic republic denies. An EU ban on importing Iranian oil, which takes discount oakley on July 1, will also prevent European insurers and reinsurers from covering tankers carrying its crude anywhere in the world. Sanctions imposed by the United States earlier and the measures becoming introduced by the EU have cut oil shipments to Japan, one of the greatest buyers of crude from the Islamic republic. The move against Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ has not affected payments for Iranian oil, Japan's leading oil refiner, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp. said on Thursday. There have been hundreds of billions of dollars in default judgments against Iran levied by U.S. courts in favor of Americans, and in most cases Iran has ignored the legal proceedings in the United States. This case was brought by relatives and survivors from the 1983 attack on a barracks in Beirut housing U.S. and French members of a cheap rayban sunglasses peacekeeping force.