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Bank of Thailand denies singling out Iranian tourists 

Aug 11. 2017
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By The Nation

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The Bank of Thailand has denied having told commercial banks to refuse Iranian tourists financial services. 

The central bank has issued no such directive regarding any nationality, BOT assistant governor Somboon Chitpenthom said on Friday. 

He was responding to a news report that bank outlets at Suvarnabhumi Airport had refused to exchange currency for Iranian tourists because of UN sanctions against their homeland.

The BOT has merely advised banks to comply with a United Nations request that financial institutions stop providing financial services to “some people” on a sanctions list, Somboon said.

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