In an address to a Wednesday session of the cabinet, President Hassan Rouhani was briefed on the results of the recent visits by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Abdolnasser Hemmati to China and Iraq to release Iran’s assets.
Hailing the positive results of the missions for unfreezing the country’s financial resources held abroad, the president called on the friendly states and the trade partners to honor their legal and moral commitments to prevent the Iranian public opinion’s pessimism about the future of relations with those countries.
On Tuesday, Rouhani said Iran has stepped up efforts to use its foreign currency reserve assets frozen in other countries despite the US pressures.
Hemmati said on Monday that his negotiations with the Iraqi officials have yielded “positive” results, as the Arab country has given its approval to the release of Iran’s frozen assets for the purchase of basic commodities.
The top Iranian banker held meetings with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq Mustafa Ghalib Mukheef, and Chairman of Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) Salem Jawad Abdul Hadi Al-Jalabi during his visit to Baghdad.