An Iranian figure says the US federal government has so far seized 500 bitcoins owned by Iranian people worth over five million dollars.
A senior Iranian lawmaker says digital currencies are among the major mechanisms which the Islamic Republic can use to evade the US sanctions, and the Parliament will soon discuss the issue.
Iranian police forces have arrested a man who had hoarded about two tonnes of gold coins over a period of 10 months.
EU lawmakers allowed the European Investment Bank (EIB) on Wednesday to do business in Iran despite the US sanctions on the Islamic Republic, keeping alive plans to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran after the US withdrawal.
The Financial Action Task Force says it has decided to continue the suspension of its counter-measures against Iran, but Tehran needs to enact amendments to its AML and CFT laws and ratify the Palermo and TF Conventions by October.
A huge number of parliamentarians sent an open letter to President Hassan Rouhani calling on him to immediately reshuffle his Cabinet to control a dramatic decline in the value of rial that has depressed markets in recent days.
Iran’s Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Massoud Soltanifar has called on the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to release the Islamic Republic’s frozen money as soon as possible.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has ordered relevant organizations to adopt appropriate measures to push down the soaring prices of goods in the country.
The commander of Khatam al-Anbia Construction Base says the IRGC-affiliated conglomerate is prepared to work with foreign investors who are willing to fund Iranian construction projects.
The Iranian minister of finance and economic affairs says Iran and China have agreed to use the national currencies of both countries in their trade transactions.