US unlikely to ban medical equipment export to Iran

February 4, The Iran Project – Head of Iran’s Drug Importing Union says the U.S. Treasury Department is unlikely to restrict exporting medical equipment to Iran.

Nasser Riahi, the head of Iran’s Drug Importing Union, made the remarks in reaction to the U.S. Treasury Department recent measure to modify on Iran, expanding a list of medical equipment that needs clearance to be sold to Iranian customers.

The Obama administration eased sanctions on Iran as part of a landmark 2015 nuclear agreement, including a ban on the sale of many medical devices, affecting products used for nuclear medicine purposes with possible uses in an atomic weapons program.

Riahi went on to say that the U.S. Treasury Department cannot meddle with exporting medicines and medical equipment to Iran, and the companies themselves should make a decision whether to expert their products or not.

Speaking about the conditions of importing medicines and medical equipment to Iran, he said in the past year, especially after the implementation of JCPOA, there was no problem in importing medical and pharmaceutical equipment to the country.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he referred to the economic effects of Trump’s executive order to ban entry into the country from the Islamic Republic and six other Muslim states, stressing that such measures are unlikely to affect Iran economically and commercially since the US-Iran’s economic relation is limited to medicines and medical equipment in which we have never had a problem.