Iran and Switzerland held a first round of financial talks in Bern and explored grounds for cooperation by presenting reports on their respective financial and banking activities and monitoring systems.
Iran’s administration has set up a committee to take a series of legal and political measures to restore the Central Bank of Iran’s assets, seized by Washington according to a US court order, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday.
German businesspeople seem to be dissatisfied with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hard line on Iran because of Tehran’s anti-Israel stances, and expect Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel to enhance mutual cooperation with Iran in his Monday visit.
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.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sent a letter to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, stressing that Tehran will take whatever action to get back the Central Bank of Iran’s assets that the US has recently seized under a court ruling.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US has resorted to “deception” to obstruct international trade with Iran despite a nuclear agreement.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at a recent US court ruling to confiscate nearly $2bn of Iran’s property, calling it a clear example of theft and a big legal scandal, and stressing that no one can encroach upon the rights of the Iranian nation.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has pointed to a significant rise in Iran’s foreign exchange reserves.
Head of the Strategic Research Center of Iran’s Expediency Council, Ali Akbar Velayati, criticized the US decision to seize nearly $2bn of the Central Bank of Iran’s assets in an American bank, describing the move as an indication of Washington’s “bullying” approach.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has set up a committee to find a way to restore the Central Bank of Iran’s assets, seized by Washington according to a US court order, an Iranian diplomat announced.