Swiss humanitarian channel to Iran launches with medical shipments

A new Swiss payment mechanism has launched which allows humanitarian aid to be sent to Iran without falling foul of US sanctions.

Cancer and transplant patients are the first to have benefited.

The US said the channel was subject to “strict due diligence measures to avoid misuse by the Iranian regime”.

Humanitarian supplies are exempt from the US sanctions, but the measures have deterred several foreign banks from doing any business with Tehran.

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Source: BBC News