Iran Pushes U.S. For More Access To The Global Financial System

Iran Pushes U.S. For  More Access To The Global Financial System

In January, world leaders met in order to lift most sanctions between the United States and 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.”

The White House said on Friday that the agreement with Iran does not include giving it access to the global financial system. “Iranian central bank Governor Valiollah Seif met U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Thursday in Washington and said they discussed Iran’s expectations under the nuclear deal.” Lew told Seif that the United States would keep meeting “its sanctions-related commitments in good faith” as long as Iran continues to uphold its end of the bargain.