Speaker Blasts West, S. Arabia for Blocking Iran's Use of N. Deal Advantages
EghtesadOnline: Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani lashed out at the western states and Saudi Arabia for their efforts to block Iran's access to the benefits and privileges of the last year nuclear deal with the world powers.
"The Saudis and certain western states' mischiefs have causes disruptions in a way that Iran cannot use the conditions created after the nuclear agreement," Larijani said, addressing a gathering in Tehran on Saturday evening.
"The Saudis are showing blatant enmity towards Iran in the region and even the Saudi foreign minister has recently said that they shouldn’t allow economic opening heppen for Iran," he added.
According to FNA, in relevant remarks in May, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi lashed out at Israel, Saudi Arabia and the extremist lobbies inside the US for their attempts to delay implementation of the Tehran-powers nuclear deal.
"The extremist lobbies inside the US, the Zionist regime and certain countries, including Saudi Arabia, are using the Iranophobia leverage to prevent Iran from harvesting the fruits of the nuclear deal," Araqchi said in an interview with the state-run TV.
Noting that such moves and the US sanctions have deterred the big European banks' interactions with Iran, he, meantime, said, "Certain mid and small European banks have had interactions and opened LCs with their Iranian counterparts."