Spokesman Condemns Western Sanctions On Iran’s Air Industry


Fars News Agency
July 23 2009

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Foreign Ministry condemned western sanctions
on its civilian aircraft, reminding that the move is a violation of
human rights.

"There is no logical reason for sanctions, and sanctions against
civilian aircraft is a breach of human rights," the ministry spokesman,
Hassan Qashqavi said in a gathering in Gilan province, in northern
Iran on Wednesday.

Meantime, Qashqavi reiterated that Iran has gained great achievements
in the aerospace industry despite sanctions.

"Yet, this does not remove the responsibility of the owners of airplane
spare-parts that refuse presenting them to Iran," he underlined.

He made the remarks referring to the crash of a Russian made Tupolev
jet which was heading from Tehran to the Armenian capital, Yerevan
16 minutes after take-off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International
Airport with 168 on board.

Noting that the reason for the incident is under investigation,
the spokesman lamented, "The reality is we need new airplanes in our
air fleet."

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS