Rouhani: we expect Europe to normalize oil trade and banking transactions
Normalization of oil trade and banking transactions are the primary expectations that Iran would like Europe to satisfy, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said, speaking in a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.
"Despite Iran’s full compliance with the commitments, a small fraction of its economic interests has been served. We have not been witness to any serious action from Europe in the wake of the United States’ withdrawal from the JCPOA," PressTV cited the Iranian president as saying.
He added that some European companies even followed U.S. unilateral sanctions and left Iran.
Rouhani also called U.S. sanctions against Iran as economic terrorism and inhumane, stressing that Washington will not reap any benefits out of its fiendish moves against Tehran.
Macron, for his part, noted that Paris will spare no efforts to secure Iran's interests within the JCPOA, and normalize the Islamic Republic’s economic relations with other countries.
The French leader added that Europe, notwithstanding U.S. sanctions, has sought to establish trade ties with Iran and provide a line of credit.
Macron also described U.S. anti-Iran sanctions as "unilateral and unacceptable," calling for further cooperation and efforts to reduce tensions in the region and ensure the desired result.