The United States believes that Iran deserves all of the benefits outlined in the nuclear deal, including in the banking sector, and is trying to engage fairly with Tehran, US Secretary of State John Kerry said during an interview with a US media outlet on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Monday, State Department spokesperson Mark Toner said that the US government had no intention of allowing Iran to access the US financial system.
Asked during an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe why the US Department of Treasury was ‘sanctioning’ the idea of helping Tehran get access to the US dollar and get more investments, Kerry said that Washington was “working very hard to do what is fair.”
Moreover, when pressed about whether or not Tehran deserves such consideration, Kerry explained that in terms of the nuclear agreement Iran “absolutely deserves the benefits of the agreement they struck.”
“We’ve in fact tried to work to make sure that the banks that are supposed to be doing legitimate business with respect to the transactions that are okay after the agreement that they’re operating,” Kerry said. “It’s fair for Iran to get what it deserves because it kept it’s part of the bargain to date, with respect to the nuclear agreement.”
US President Barack Obama explained last week that it was not necessary for Tehran to work in US dollars because the country could instead work through Europe’s financial system.
By Sputnik News