The head of Iran’s central bank maintained that “the boycott of the entire Iranian financial system and all Iranian banks is among one of the major violations of the U.S… imports of basic goods and medicine must be done via banks. How would it be possible to do imports without banks?”. He further claimed that “due to U.S. pressure on various European banks, ie, intimidating them from working with Iran and levying heavy fines on them, the destination bank is willing to accept the money if a special and occasional license is issued by the U.S. with all the steps of money transfer explicitly mentioned in it… the Americans have made it clearly stated that they can revoke their licenses at any time”. “The Americans have issued a public license for imports of humanitarian items to Iran that foreign banks are reluctant to accept”, he added.
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