Ali Rabiee Iranian Government spokesman

Tehran (IP) - Ali Rabiee Iranian Government spokesman in his press conference said that the United States must understand that international institutions are not its properties.

Iran PressIran News: During his press conference, Government’s spokesman Ali Rabiee noted that " The United States must understand that international institutions are not its property and that countries are no longer under its control.”

“The United States has no right to veto the actions of the International Monetary Fund, other members of the fund will prevent the United States from committing inhumane acts. We have always paid our membership to the fund, and we have not had any requests from the fund in all these years. But now, given Corona's situation, the request has been made and the fund's action will definitely be humane in this regard,” he added.

The United States opposes Iran’s $5 billion emergency loan request from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help it cope with the coronavirus pandemic amid US illegal sanctions, a US State Department spokesperson said.

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In response to another question about the release of Iran's blocked money in Luxembourg, Rabiee said: The United States has seized central bank resources from Luxembourg and tried to transfer it into the United States through its own courts, based on false allegations that a number were killed in the 9/11 attacks.

“Our lawyers worked hard with the Central Bank. Everyone knows the whole story of September 11, and it is clear which group attacked and we also condemned those attacks at the time,” Government’s spokesman stressed.

Rabiee said, “The fact that they want to confiscate Iran’s money under that pretext shows the arrogant policy of the US government. We will do our best to transfer these resources or turn them into the medicine and goods needed in the current situation.”

Last month, the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) asked the IMF for $5 billion emergency funding to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Under the US sanctions and pressure, billions of dollars of Iran’s oil money and other funds are held up in several countries at a time when they are urgently needed to fight the novel coronavirus.


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