According to Mikrofonnews Agency (MHA), French banks refused to open bank accounts for Iranian students in France due to sanctions on Iran imposed by the United States of America.
Figaro, a French daily published in Paris reports that hundreds of Iranian students face difficulties in opening bank accounts in France and the issue has been discussed widely between Paris and Tehran recently.
Nearly 2,000 Iranian students are studying in France but some of them are thinking to go back to Iran or travel to the US where they will not have the problem of bank accounts anymore. Mansour Gholami, Minister of Science, Research and Technology of Iran who has travelled to Iran recently says the issue was raised during a meeting with his French counterpart.
Gholami says he hopes that French officials including President Macron who has a good relation with Iran, find a solution for the problem.
An Iranian diplomat in France says he is surprised that Iranian students don’t have such a problem in America under the presidency of Donald Trump who is considered as the enemy of Iran, but they are facing a lot of problem in France a country that apparently has a better tie with Iran.