US hindering Iran deal, banking ties: CBI chief

IRNA – Global banks are cautious about their ties with Iran because the US still poses obstacles to their plans despite of the nuclear deal being an international document, said the governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI).

Tehran-Berlin economic relations did not proceed with bilateral political ties due to the obstruction by the US, Valiollah Seif said in a meeting on Tuesday evening with German Ambassador to Tehran Michael Klor-Berchtold.

About the July 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and the six world powers, Seif said it is an international agreement aimed at establishment of peace, security and tranquility.

On the JCPOA, European Union foreign policy chief has repeatedly stated that the world needs the Iran Deal which as she says ‘made the world safer.’

Despite the US, the EU has well understood the JCPOA benefits, Seif said adding that the upcoming Frankfurt finance summit will be an ample opportunity for getting more familiar with Iran.

The CBI chief said Iran expects German and the European countries to decide about Iran far from politics after the forthcoming Financial Action Task Force (FATF) session.

For his part, Klor-Berchtold talked of the economic growth in Iran, saying his country will help Tehran touch the positive effects of the growth.

About the US President Donald Trump’s anti-Iran measures, the German envoy said Trump follows the policy of creating lack of trust and ambiguity.

Turning to the economic issues, he said Germany can play an effective role in Iran’s economy and hoped sanctions against Iran will never be re-imposed.

Concurrent with Trump’s Friday decision to waive Iran sanctions for the third time as a part of the deal, the US Department of Treasury in an unfair and hostile move added 14 Iranian and non-Iranian individuals and institutes to the list of the sanctions under the pretext of human rights violation and involvement in missile program.