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Wiring unfrozen funds to Qatar to finish next week

IRNA – Qatari FM Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said that the process of wiring Iran’s unfrozen funds in South Korea to bank accounts in Qatar under a prisoner exchange deal with the US will be completed next week.
Al Thani made the remarks in a phone conversation on Thursday with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.
Qatar has been a mediator in talks that led to a prisoner exchange deal between Iran and the United States that was made public on August 10.

Tehran to soon access another $10b of its blocked funds

PRESS TV – A senior Iranian businessman has revealed that the country will soon have access to another chunk of its funds that have been blocked in banks in other countries because of US sanctions.
Majid Reza Hariri, who chairs the Iran-China Joint Chamber of Commerce, said that the funds that are going to be unfrozen will be worth $10 billion.
Hariri said in a post on the X platform that there are “rumors about the release of another $10 billion” without elaborating on the country or countries where they are kept.

Iran, Cuba plan to establish joint tech center

TASNIM – Officials from Iran and Cuba weighed plans to set up a joint technology and innovation center to promote cooperation between the two countries’ technological companies.
In a meeting held in Havana on Friday, Iran’s Vice President for Science and Technology Rouhollah Dehqani, and Cuba’s Minister of Science, Technology and Environment Elba Rosa Perez Montoya stressed the need to develop mutual cooperation in the field of technology.



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