Khamenei says US lifted Iranian sanctions only on paper

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DUBAI: The Usa has just revoked Iranian sanctions on paper and in practice is scaring companies away from the state, its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday.

“On paper the United States Of America permits foreign banks to cope with Iran, but in practice they create Iranophobia so no one does business with Iran,” Khamenei was quoted as saying by his official site, addressing hundreds of workers in Tehran.

“The U.S. official says the sanctions regime is still in place to scare away the foreign investment from Iran.”

The deal with world powers allowed for the easing of some sanctions in return for Tehran restraining its atomic system.

Iran has called on America to do more to remove barriers in the banking sector.


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