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Iran, Britain call for removal of banking hurdles to JCPOA

Tehran- Visiting British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson conferred on Sunday with Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) on issues of mutual interests, sound implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), removal of banking hurdles, expansion of mutual cooperation along with regional developments.

In the meeting, Ali Akbar Salehi underlined Iran's principled stances as well as the country's commitments concerning the JCPOA.

He also highlighted obstacles preventing expansion of mutual cooperation in banking sector and underlined the need to maintain the JCPOA.

Britain continues its efforts to support the JCPOA, Boris Johnson said, adding that the policies of the US president in dealing with the JCPOA are not executive as the overwhelming atmosphere indicates that they mind to maintain the JCPOA.

Banking problems will be removed gradually and in the course of time, Johnson said.

He also underlined the significant role of the Islamic Republic of Iran in dealing with regional crisis.

They also exchanged views on various developments in the region such as in Iraq, Syria and Yemen as well as relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

They also called for the expansion of cooperation in other sectors such as scientific fields, nuclear medicine.

Prior to the meeting with Salehi, the British foreign secretary met with President Hassan Rouhani, his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani discussing bilateral relations, particularly economic cooperation, expansion of banking and trade relations, as well as the regional and international developments.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency


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