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U.S. pushes to expedite some medical shipments to Iran: WSJ
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_br2(287).jpgTEHRAN – The Wall Street Journal has reported that Washington is pushing some of European companies to speed up the sale of medical goods to Iran. 
 
The report, published on the website of the newspaper on July 28, said that in recent weeks, U.S. officials have been reaching out to a handful of European companies and asking them to expedite the sale of medical goods to Iran, a market they were struggling to gain access to just a few months ago.
 
After Iran identified specific pharmaceutical companies it wanted to trade with, “we have notified those companies that this [payment channel] is available to them,” one of the U.S. officials said, according to the report.
 
The encouragement comes just after the world powers extended an experimental six-month period of lighter sanctions, through November.
 
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