White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the Joint Plan of Action, or JPOA, designed to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons does not include giving Iran access to the US financial system. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Story: An agreement with Iran aimed at preventing it from developing nuclear weapons does not include giving it access to the global financial system, the White House said on Friday (April 15). The comment from a White House spokesman at a regular news briefing followed a request by Iran's central bank governor earlier on Friday for the United States and the European Union to help it access the global financial system, including assets that Tehran says were supposed to be unfrozen following its historic nuclear deal with major international powers. Iran is increasingly exacerbated that few trade deals are going through as foreign banks shy away from processing transactions with the country even after the nuclear-related sanctions were lifted.