Because the Americans want to tap dance on British banks' "asses".
I believed that there had to be something tangible that they could point to, other than just being "anti-British". It's a single entity rather than multiple banks, and it's I.ran, man.
The admittance now that they did break sanctions (regardless of "only" 300 or so) seems to show that this isn't completely unfounded, regardless of how appropriate it is to go public without a full enquiry.. But my stop kicked in any way so I no longer hold a position.
Personally I think it was your timing. The sector was in a downtrend and that has recently become more bullish, and standard was consolidating in quite a large triangle. They've only just broken out of this..I say a buy above 1520 with a stop around 1350, lets see how this does in the next few weeks