Iran says P5+1 delays fulfilling nuclear deal commitments
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 2
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani criticized the world powers due to what he called a "delay" in fulfilling commitments under the nuclear deal.
Meanwhile Iran has carried out all of its commitments under the nuclear deal, the counterpart has not implemented its commitments completely so far, Larijani said, Iran's state-run IRINN TV reported March 2.
Banking sanctions against Iran have not been completely lifted, Larijani said, adding removal of baking sanctions is vital for boosting trade ties with other countries.
He further expressed hope that the problem would be resolved as soon as possible.
Following the long-awaited nuclear deal clinched between Tehran and the P5+1(Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) most of the international sanctions against Tehran were lifted on Jan. 16.
The Central Bank of Iran as well as other 15 domestic banks have re-connected directly to SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) on Feb.15, President Hassan Rouhani's Chief of Staff Mohammad Nahavandian announced last month.
Iran says resumption of connection to SWIFT will decrease the cost of foreign trades by 15 percent.
However some Iranian businessmen and politicians say that the problem with the banking sanctions still remains despite the nuclear deal implementation.
Earlier Ali Akbar Salehi Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) deplored procrastination in carrying out the nuclear deal with world powers, saying some foreign banks still refrain from lifting sanctions against Iran for fear of possible breach of their old commitments.