Iran says U.S. main loser of sanctions: lawmaker

13:24, May 24, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

An influential Iranian lawmaker said Monday that the United States is the main loser of sanctions, the local semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

"Americans are aware that those who impose sanctions are the major losers," the Head of Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said.

"We have always faced the problem of sanctions and embargos over last 30 years, but nothing special has occurred inside the country and Iran will continue its way with increased momentum," Boroujerdi told ISNA.

"Americans are aware that many of their firms are trying to secure their own interests and they will continue communications and contacts with Iranian companies in any possible way. So sanctions will not work that much influentially," he was quoted as saying.

Last Tuesday, the U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement that it had frozen the assets of the Iranian Bank of Industry and Mines for its alleged involvement in facilitating transactions to support Iran's proliferation activities and suspected nuclear program.

Iranian Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Shamseddin Hosseini said Wednesday the U.S. move to impose sanctions on an Iranian bank is part of Washington's propaganda against Tehran.

Iran is under sanction pressures by the United States, European Union and other Western countries over its controversial nuclear program, which the West believe is moving to the atomic weaponry developments. However, Tehran denied the allegations, claiming that its nuclear program is for civilian and peaceful purpose.

Source: Xinhua
Wen Jiabao attends trilateral leaders' meeting of China,Japan and ROK
The Third China-U.S.Strategic and Economic Dialogue
  Weekly review  
May 20   World Economic Forum China office marks fifth anniversary
May 18   China, Pakistan joined in bonds of brotherhood
May 20   'Central axis' of Beijing applies for world cultural heritage
May 20   In pictures: Int'l 'Financial Security' symposium opens in Beijing
May 21   The week in pictures
May 16   Beijing aims for massive influx of overseas talent in 2011
May 16   Singapore election coverage shows Western arrogance
May 16   Chinese naval helicopter conducts target practice in Gulf of Aden
May 17   Strategies for harmony between militaries of China, US
May 17   Pakistani Prime Minister hails China as true friend


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • 3rd Anniversary Of Wenchuan Earthquake
  • Third China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • China's Jiangxi starts selling real-name tickets for high-speed trains
  • Iceland volcanic ash disrupts air traffic
  • "Idol" creator Simon Fuller gets Hollywood star
  • Joplin tornado death toll rises to 116
  • Manchester City's FA Cup parade
  • Bridge blown up in NW Pakistan
Hot Forum Dicussion