Iran to launch Russian payment system Mir

The Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran announced the agreements reached between the countries on the imminent launch of the Russian payment system in Iran. The day before, ATOR reported that ATMs in Cuba also began accepting Mir cards ” alt=”The Russian payment system “Mir” will be launched in Iran” />

The Russian payment system “Mir” will soon be launched in Iran, there are agreements on this matter, RIA Novosti said. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Mehdi Safari.

“I think that this payment system [Mir] will soon be activated in Iran. However, at the moment I don’t know if it can be used in Iran or not, but there is an agreement on this matter,— said Safari.

National Payment Card System— card operator of the Russian system «Mir»— was established in 2014, after Western sanctions in response to the entry of troops into Crimea and its annexation. The Central Bank implemented a system in case of disconnection of cards of international payment systems.

According to the website of the payment system, the cards “Mir” now it can be fully used in Turkey, Vietnam, Armenia, South Korea, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

On July 26, the Association of Russian Tour Operators (ATOR) also announced that the cards “Peace” started accepting Cuban ATMs. At least four other countries have said they are considering using Mir — these are Myanmar, Nigeria, Bahrain, Thailand. In April, the Central Bank of Russia indicated that, in addition to Cuba, negotiations were underway with two more countries regarding Mir cards, but which countries they were remained unknown.

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