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Iran calls for US to ease banking restrictions

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, and the European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini arrive to attend a press briefing after their meeting, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, April 16, 2016. Iran says it will pressure the United States to ease its access to non-American banks as part of last year's landmark nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, and the European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini arrive to attend a press briefing after their meeting, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, April 16, 2016. Iran says it will pressure the United States to ease its access to non-American banks as part of last year's landmark nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, speaks during a press conference with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini after their talks in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, April 16, 2016. Iran says it will pressure the United States to ease its access to non-American banks as part of last year's landmark nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, speaks during a press conference with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini after their talks in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, April 16, 2016. Iran says it will pressure the United States to ease its access to non-American banks as part of last year's landmark nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, speaks during a press conference with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini after their talks in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, April 16, 2016. Iran says it will pressure the United States to ease its access to non-American banks as part of last year's landmark nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, speaks during a press conference with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini after their talks in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, April 16, 2016. Iran says it will pressure the United States to ease its access to non-American banks as part of last year's landmark nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)  (The Associated Press)

Iran says it will pressure the United States to ease its access to non-American banks as part of last year's landmark nuclear deal.

Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday that under the deal, "the other parties, particularly the United States, are required to implement commitments to remove barriers in banking cooperation."

He spoke during a joint press conference with visiting EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

Iran says the U.S. and the European Union have locked it out of the international financial system despite the deal.

The U.S. and other world powers lifted all nuclear-related sanctions in exchange for Iran curbing its nuclear program under the deal reached last summer. However, Washington has kept other sanctions in place over Iran's alleged support for terrorism and its ballistic missile program.