Iranian Foreign Ministry rejected as ‘fabricated’ Bahraini government’s ruling against Ayandeh Bank (Future Bank) and a number of other Iranian banks.
Ministry spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday that the rulings are based on trumped-up charges and lack any legal credibility.
“The rulings have been issued on the basis of a fabricated case, and the bogus accusations against the convicts in the case lack any legal value and bear the Bahraini government’s responsibility for their consequences,” Mousavi said.
“Needless to say, Iran will not hesitate to defend the interests and rights of its nationals,” he added.
“Future Bank was founded in 2004 at the suggestion and with the permission of the Bahraini government as a joint venture among Iran’s Melli Bank and Saderat Bank as well as Bahrain’s Ahli United Bank, and, from the outset, that country’s (Bahrain’s) Central Bank has been constantly and continually monitoring the banking activities and transactions through its supervisory sections and its representatives in Future Bank’s board of directors,” Mousavi added.
“The Bahraini government’s political and illegal move to confiscate it (Future Bank) and authorize the Central Bank of Bahrain to administer it on April 30, 2015, forced the Iranians shareholders of the bank (Melli Bank and Saderat Bank) to pursue the case through an international tribunal. In such conditions, a legal ruling issued by a judicial system is incomprehensible and could only indicate that the court lacks any legal credibility and is only implementing orders and decisions from the Bahraini government’s political and security organizations,” the spokesman said.
Source: Tasnim News Agency