Iran moves assets, awaits benefits as sanctions are lifted

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 file photo, an Iranian vendor sells pistachio in Tehran's old main bazaar. Iran has successfully transferred some of its formerly frozen assets in order to ensure that financial sanctions have been fully lifted in accordance with a historic nuclear deal, the head of the central bank said Tuesday, Jan. 19. 2016. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran successfully transferred some of the billions of dollars' worth of frozen overseas assets following the implementation of the nuclear deal with world powers, the head of the country's central bank said Tuesday. But ordinary Iranians are still waiting to see how their daily lives will improve and how fast Iranian companies will gain access to financial markets worldwide.


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