Sanctions must go for nuclear talks to succeed, says Iran governor

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Adam Jones

The governor of the Central Bank of Iran, Abdolnaser Hemmati, said on May 8 that talks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal cannot succeed without sanctions relief.

Hemmati told Bloomberg that “The removal of sanctions against the central bank, Iranian banks, Swift and any money transfer between them and major foreign correspondent banks needs to be verified.”

The governor added that Iran will determine for itself whether sanctions have been effectively lifted. “We will make the verification

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