Iran Pushes U.S. for More Access to Global Financial System

Iran’s main goal in its nuclear talks with world powers was to secure access to the global financial system, and the United States must now do more to remove obstacles to the banking sector, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (pictured) said on Saturday. In January, world powers led by the United States and the European Union lifted most sanctions on Iran in return for curbs on its nuclear program. But some U.S. sanctions remain, and U.S. banks remain prohibited from doing business with Iran directly or indirectly because Washington still accuses Tehran of “supporting terrorism”. That has deterred European institutions,

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