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Philippines seeks consideration in U.S. sanctions vs. Iran


09:39, January 17, 2012

MANILA, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said on Monday that he has asked some U.S. lawmakers to consider the Philippines' interests, in the West's imposition of economic sanctions against the Iran.

The Philippines wants to maintain non-harmful trade activities with Iran, he said in a chance interview in Tarlac province, north Philippines.

"We have mentioned to other foreign parties that have visited us that 30 percent of the Philippines' banana exports goes to Iran. .. We hope that they understand that this is a very big market for Filipinos while we do not want nuclear proliferation."

He said that he had asked some U.S. lawmakers to consider the Philippines' interests, particularly the fate of its "non-harmful" but viable trade with Iran.

Aquino said the visiting U.S. lawmakers seem to have " understood" the Philippines' position, leading him to believe that they may take it into consideration in terms of the economic sanctions against Iran.


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