France says Iran-EU trade mechanism should be established in ‘coming days’

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian gestures during a joint news conference with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, in Amman
FILE PHOTO – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian gestures during a joint news conference with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, in Amman, Jordan, January 13, 2019. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

January 23, 2019

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that a European-backed system to facilitate non-dollar trade with Iran and circumvent U.S. sanctions should be established in the coming days.

The special purpose vehicle “should be implemented in the coming days”, Jean-Yves Le Drian told the French parliament’s foreign affairs committee.

(Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Alison Williams)

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