Iran central bank dismisses US sanctions threat

By REUTERS
October 22, 2011 15:27

 
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TEHRAN - Iran dismissed on Saturday a threat by Washington to impose sanctions on its central bank in response to an alleged assassination plot, saying the United Nations would block the plan and other central banks would not accept it.

Central bank Governor Mahmoud Bahmani said allegations that Iran had plotted to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington - already rejected by Tehran as a fabrication - should not be used as an excuse to further undermine an economy already under a raft of sanctions over its nuclear activities.

"This (alleged plot) is a political discussion and many countries will not support this decision in the wake of it," the ISNA news agency quoted Bahmani as saying.

"The UN would not buy that notion and neither would the world's central banks go along with it," he said, referring to Washington's announcement last week that it was considering "very actively" sanctions on Iran's central bank.

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