Iran says sanctions preventing second report on chemicals and hazardous waste

Business Materials 23 June 2015 18:59 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, June 23

By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:

The economic sanctions have prevented filing the second report on chemicals and hazardous waste, said Saeed Motesaddi, an official with Iran's Environmental Protection Organization.

Speaking to reporters, he said it is highly important to update such reports, IRNA news agency reported June 23.

The reports are to be written in cooperation with the Global Environment Fund (GEF) while sanctions have interrupted cooperation with that organization, he pointed out.

"Not only have the sanctions created problems inside the country, we cannot use some of our international rights in the meantime as well," he stated.

That is why GEF has not conducted proper cooperation with Iran in filing the report, while Afghanistan has written its second report in cooperation with the fund, Motesaddi noted.

The U.S. and EU imposed sanctions on Iran's banking system, including the Central Bank of Iran in mid-2012.

Transferring money from/to Iran faced obstacles after sanctions.

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