Iran says US sanctions on central bank are ‘unfounded’

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Mahmoud Bahmani, the governor of the Central Bank of Iran, on Monday said plans by US Congress to impose sanctions on Iran's central bank were "unfounded".

Iranian Students' News Agency, a government-funded newspaper, quoted Bahmani as saying the use of sanctions by foreigners on the central bank would be "unfair" and not entirely possible.

"[The] Iranian Central Bank is not linked to the government, it belongs to the nation and that is why it sometimes acts independently. Everybody should know

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