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Iran forgoes plans to transfer funds from Germany after U.S. opposition - sources

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Iran is forgoing plans for now to transfer about 300 million euros (270.49 million pounds) in funds held in Germany to Iran after strong opposition from the United States, said two sources with knowledge of the matter on Wednesday.

The funds are held at the Hamburg-based Europaeisch-Iranische Handelsbank (eihbank). The bank wasn’t immediately available for comment.

The development was earlier reported by the German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and the broadcasters NDR and WDR.

(Reporting by Hans Seidenstuecker and Frank Siebelt; Writing by Tom Sims; Editing by Michelle Martin)

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