WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States on Wednesday announced sanctions on six men accused of operating a network which moves Al-Qaeda operatives and money through Iran. The US Treasury named Iran-based Ezedine Abdel Aziz Khalil, aka Yasin al-Sura, as a "senior Al-Qaeda facilitator" who has operated from inside Iran since 2005 "under an agreement between Al-Qaeda and the Iranian government." Khalil moves Qaeda money and recruits from across the Middle East through Iran and then to Pakistan "for the benefit of Al-Qaeda senior leaders," the Treasury said in a statement. Pakistan-based Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, formerly Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden's "emissary in Iran," according to the Treasury, was also named on the list. Rahman is currently Qaeda's overall commander in Pakistan's tribal areas, it said. Four others - Umid Muhammadi, Salim Hasan Khalifa Rashid al-Kuwari, Abdallah Ghanim Mafuz Muslim al-Khawar, and Ali Hasan Ali al-Ajmi - were also named as part the operation working through and in Iran, the Treasury said.