© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya in fotobanka Azadi, built on the homonymous square in Tehran. Archival photo© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya the image Bank
The EU regrets the decision of SWIFT to disable a number of Iranian banks from the system, for its part, the EU has accelerated work on the creation of a mechanism to keep transactions with Iran, said Wednesday the representative of the European diplomatic service Kosyanchich Maya.
«We have taken note of the SWIFT decision and believe the decision on the exception as regrettable as this may affect the integrity of the international financial system,» she told reporters at a briefing.
«With regard to the special purpose vehicle, the work continues, and now she accelerated. This is done to ensure European businesses continue legitimate trade with Iran,» she added.
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