Financial Channel Open for IRCS to Receive Int'l Humanitarian Contributions
TEHRAN, 21 July 2020 (IRCS) -- Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS)’s President Karim Hemmati announced the opening of a financial channel for receiving international humanitarian contributions to the Society.
In an interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), IRCS president said: “According to negotiations and correspondence conducted by the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) as well as the follow-up of our colleagues in the Iranian Red Crescent, the United States Department of the Treasury will not oppose the opening of a financial channel for the transfer of humanitarian aids to the Iranian Red Crescent, provided that the Americans are not one of the parties to the aid provided by individuals and legal entities.”
“According to the agreement, in the past few days, part of the aids, which was reserved for the Iranian Red Crescent and could not be transferred for several years, have been transferred to the country,” added Hemmati.
IRCS president also appreciated the efforts of the Iranian Red Crescent’s colleagues and support of the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, adding the Red Crescent would use the channel in medicine, food areas and anything which the Iranian Red Crescent needs.
Previously, due to the US sanctions, the Iranian Red Crescent could not transfer humanitarian cash aids to the country.