Tehran (IP) - Iran's Guardian Council Spokesman Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei said there are legal measures for Iran to pursue the US sanctions in international communities.

Iran Press/Iran News: Responding to Iran Press question on the US new sanctions on Iranian banks, the Guardian Council spokesman noted on Saturday that there are legal measures to take, adding Iran's foreign ministry and presidential office are pursuing the case.

Kadkhodaei said that the foreign ministry and presidency could file lawsuits to pursue the case.

His remarks came after Washington on Thursday targeted Iran’s financial sector by imposing sanctions on 18 Iranian banks, in defiance of Europe’s humanitarian objections.

The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) specified two of the targets as Iran’s Bank Maskan and Bank Keshavarzi. The former is relied on by the most significant part of the country’s 80-million-strong population for loans assisting them in buying houses, while the latter has the biggest stakes countrywide in the agricultural sector.

Bank Refah Kargaran, which is favored by the country’s laborers and technical workers, Bank Gharzolhasaneh Resalat, reputed for its small and low-interest loans, and entrepreneurship-focused Karafarin Bank were also among the financial institutions.


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