Conflict & Justice

US Lifts Sanctions for Sending Aid to Iran, Banks Reluctant to Transfer Funds


National Iranian American Council President, Trita Parsi. (Photo credit: Susanna Song)

The United States lifted sanctions on Iran this week, so Non-Governmental Organizations may send financial aid to victims of the earthquakes that hit northern Iran a couple of weeks ago.

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But National Iranian-American Council President Trita Parsi tells anchor Marco Werman that even though though money transfers will be legal for the next 45 days, banks are still reluctant to send money there.