Sanctions against Iran, in fact "economic war": minister

08:41, June 08, 2010      

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Iranian Minister of Economy Shamseddin Hosseini said Monday that economic sanctions on Iran are in fact an economic war against the country, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Economic war is not as easily detectable as political or cultural one, Hosseini said, adding that Iran has its ways to fight such a war.

The White House last Thursday had said that the UN Security Council would vote on and approve Iran sanction resolution in the following week.

"We've seen sanctions introduced in the UN Security Council that we believe will be voted on next week and approved by the UN Security Council," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

The United States and other Western countries have accused Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons, a charge denied by Iran.

Source: Xinhua

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