The Senate: the Obama administration has tried to give Iran access to the U.S. financial system

According to the investigation of the Senateissued on 6 June, the administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama secretly tried to provide Iran access to the U.S. financial system. This happened in spite of assurances that they are not going to do that.

In the investigation it is reported that in February 2016, the Finance Ministry issued a license, according to which Iran was granted access to the U.S. financial system. These actions were evading sanctions in force after nuclear deal 2015. Iran in this period was trying to get at least some benefit from the nuclear deal and the license issued by Bank Muscat, would allow them to convert $5.7 billion.

Republicans accuse the Obama administration that this resolution contrasts sharply with the public statements of the White house at the time. The Minister of Finance, which was Jack Lew, then claimed that Iran «will be denied access to the world’s largest financial and commercial market.»

The operation took place, American banks have refused to participate in the deal, fearing loss of reputation.

«The Obama administration misled the American people and Congress,» said Senator Rob Portman, who heads the investigation group of the Senate.

However, as noted by a former expert of the American foreign policy Council Stephen Blank, sanctions the issuance of such license — «quite in order». He also added that the administration of ex-President introduced representatives of the Congress in the course of the case, despite the fact that the General public, about the potential transaction was unknown.

In an interview with Washington Post, one of Obama administration officials stressed that in this case, the wording «access to the U.S. financial system» is incorrect, and the efforts of the States were aimed solely at the transfer of Iranian funds in European banks from third countries.

According to ned price, who served under President Obama as speaker of the National security Council, an investigation of the Republicans is just another example of their «erroneous approach» to the current relations with Iran.

«They continue to criticize the deal to justify nepreemlemo the decision of the President of trump», — commented the Price.

As is known, may 8 US President Donald trump announced that the country exits nuclear deal on Iran, calling it «catastrophic».