WANA (July 06) – The Governor of the Central Bank of Iran said:

The requirements for connecting Russia’s MIR card payment network to Iran’s Shetab network were finalized in a bilateral meeting between the specialized teams of both parties.


This project has entered the operational phase, with the first phase expected to be available to Iranian citizens by the end of next month (early September).


In this phase, Iranian Shetab network bank cards, under the “Kahroba” bright bank card plan, will be usable at all ATMs in Russia. Iranian citizens can withdraw rubles from Russian ATMs using their bank cards.