Foreign banks have no problem for dealing with Iran: Araqchi

Tehran, April 25, IRNA – Foreign banks have no problems for dealing with Iran, Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday.

Speaking to the state TV, he added that Iranian diplomats should not be worry about their remarks abroad when they are addressing Iran’s foreign partners.

Iranian top nuclear negotiator referred to the recent remarks by president of Central Bank of Iran while addressing US policy makers and said Mr. Seif’s remarks and blaming Washington for continuation of pressures against Iranian banks was a right action.

Iran’s diplomacy for removal of sanctions have been successful and US high-ranking officials have underlined that there is no obstacle on the ways of revival of ties between non-American banks and their Iranian partners, the diplomat added.

He said that many of European banks have not transited from the period of sanctions to the post-deal era and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation has a duty to convince the European banks to revive their ties with Iran.

Saying that Iran has still some problem for transfer of its released assets as well as the oil revenues to the country, Araqchi urged US officials to facilitate the issue.