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.
Foreign Ministry Deputy for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi said the powerful stands taken by the head of Iran’s Central Bank has resulted in the US announcement that non-American banks have no problems in transactions with Iran.
US Secretary of State John Kerry assured the world that financial transactions with Iran are safe and European banks should not be worried in this regard.
Secretary of State John Kerry before meeting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday said US has no objection does not stand in the way of foreign banks engaging with Iranian banks and companies.