Anti-Iran Sanctions Damaging Armenia Economy: Armenian Pm


On Line: 27 November 2012 15:36
In Print: Wednesday 28 November 2012

Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan says the U.S.-engineered
sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic are damaging the
economy of Armenia.

“International sanctions practically nullify our opportunities to
work with Iran. This creates serious problems for Armenia,” Sargsyan
said in an interview with Interfax on Monday.

“At the same time we face problems exporting goods to the Middle East,
which reduces the opportunities for diversification and creates more
difficult conditions for competitiveness with higher transport fees,”
the Armenian premier said.

The illegal US-engineered sanctions have been imposed on Iran based
on the unfounded accusation that the Islamic Republic is pursuing
non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.

Iran rejects the allegations, arguing that as a committed signatory to
the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has the right to use nuclear technology
for peaceful purposes.

In addition, the IAEA has conducted numerous inspections of Iran’s
nuclear facilities but has never found any evidence of divergence
toward military objectives in Iran’s nuclear energy program.

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