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Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raisi gestures at a news conference in Tehran

Iranian President Claims Country's Frozen Assets Abroad Were Released

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi announced that Iran now has access to its resources in other countries, during a session in the Iranian parliament on Tuesday, November 16, according to the Fars News Agency.

"In the beginning, the government had problems with selling oil, but now the situation has improved and I can only say that the government has access to its resources in other countries," said Raisi.

The president did not provide any further details.

The announcement comes just days after Ali Naderi, the managing director of Iran's Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), tweeted that over $3.5 billion of Iran's blocked resources had been released by one of the countries holding them.

Naderi added that a "significant portion" of the now unblocked resources were entering Iran's trade cycle. The IRNA CEO did not specify which country had released the resources. (JPost / VFI News)