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Sanctions on Bank Melli in Hong Kong lifted

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Deputy governor for currency affairs at the Bank Melli of Iran (BMI) announced that sanctions on BMI Hong Kong Branch have been lifted since June 24 and the branch will soon resume its activities there.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority lifted restrictions on BMI in Honk Kong, Gholam Reza Panahi made the announcement here Tuesday.

Resumption of BMI Hong Kong Branch’s activities needs systematic changes that are being made, said the official.

Since 2008, the European Union (EU) imposed sanctions on different foreign branches of BMI on the pretext of Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.

Under the July agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), anti-Iran sanctions were lifted on January 16, 2016.

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