A working group in Iran is preparing a suit to look into the United States’ seizure of Iranian assets, a top Foreign Ministry official said on Sunday May 24.
In a meeting between the chairman of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce and the Minister of Energy and Economy of Nordrhein-Westfalen state, there was a focus on expanding bilateral ties and easing banking relations in order to develop trade and investment between Iran and Germany.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on the European parties to the July 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers to seriously address problems hindering foreign banks from trying to work with Iran.
The United Nations on Friday suggested it would be willing to assist in a dispute between Tehran and Washington after Iran requested UN help in convincing the United States to stop what the Islamic Republic says are violations of state immunity.
Vice President for Executive Affairs Mohammad Shariatmadari said the Iranian government will offer guarantees for foreign investment, despite existing problems.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said there is a “psychological barrier” in trade with Iran, stressing that Washington should give international banks reassurances that they can resume business with the Islamic Republic.
China plans to allocate approximately $1bln for the implementation of Khoda Afarin Dam irrigation project, an Iranian parliamentarian announced.
Iran plans to open an offshore bank in the southern island of Kish “within a month” in a bid to facilitate its trade transactions and process international payments, a report said.
The head of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines has said that foreign investors show much interest in Iranian market, citing a growing number of business delegations visiting the country.
A senior Japanese official has called for more opportunities for his country’s banks to increase their cooperation with Iranian financial institutes.