Central Bank takes delivery of 13 tons of Iran’s gold reserves

Tehran, July 1, IRNA – The Central Bank of Iran took delivery of 13 tons of Iran’s gold reserves, CBI Governor Volilollah Seif said on Wednesday.

Seif said that the Central Bank had taken the matter to Vienna with the Foreign Ministry last week in the course of the nuclear talks.

He said that shipment of Iranian gold reserves from South Africa was blocked due to the sanctions.

He said that the gold was purchased earlier and kept in South Africa over the past two years and could not be transferred to the country due to the sanctions and sabotage against Iran.

‘The last parcel of that gold reserve, weighing four tons arrived in Iran and was delivered to the safe of the CBI last night,’ added the Central Bank governor.