Sanctions Serve Iran’s Interests

A prominent Iranian lawmaker said that imposition of international sanctions on the Islamic Republic serves Iran’s interests in the long run as the measure leads into the activation of the potentials of the talented Iranian youth and scientists. Speaking to FNA here on Saturday, member of the Iranian parliament’s economic commission, Asqar Geranmayeh-pour noted the different types of sanctions already imposed on the Islamic Republic, and viewed the recent UN Security Council sanction on Iran as ineffective and insignificant.

He further reminded that the Islamic Republic, since its establishment, has always been targeted by different types of sanctions, hostile moves and harms.

The legislative official reiterated the ineffectiveness of sanctions on Iran, and said, “Experience has shown that whenever the big powers have imposed sanctions on Iran, such restrictions have caused activation of the potentials of the creative Iranian youth and scientists.”

He underlined that sanctions would not inflict serious losses on Iran and that they would actually serve the country’s interests in the long run through activating the potentials of the talented Iranian youth.

Meantime, Geranmayeh-pour said that the psychological impacts of sanctions are considerable, and continued, “These sanctions are more of economic and industrial nature and used within a political and military approach.”

He further pointed to the recent sanctions imposed on a part of Iran’s banking system, and reminded that similar sanctions had been imposed on Iran’s banking system in the past, which he said, have all been removed through the wise and farsighted decisions and approaches of the country’s banking management.

Asked to comment on the negative impacts of sanctions on the attraction of foreign investment, the parliament member reiterated the transient effects of sanctions, and mentioned that the measure would cause temporary pauses in the attraction of foreign capitals.

“But the industrialized and advanced countries are so eager to make investments in Iran that the said temporary impacts of sanctions would still be reduced to a minimum level,” he stressed.

To end his remarks, the lawmaker pointed to the giant investment recently made by a British-Indonesian consortium in Iran as an example of the said inclination.

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