West bans on Iran left Spanish economy worse off: Iranian envoy

A file photo showing gas flare of an Iranain oil production platform

Iran’s ambassador to Spain, Morteza Saffari Natanzi, says the US-led Western sanctions against the Islamic republic are causing more harm to Spain than Iran.

“Spain sees itself a victim of the sanctions imposed by its allies against Iran, and the Spanish firms are trying to find a way to expand their relations with Iran,” Saffari Natanzi said on Thursday.

He noted that the sanctions have done more economic harm to the Western states than Iran because they have caused European companies, including the Spanish ones, to lose Iran’s big market.

The Iranian ambassador also stated that Spain’s political, cultural, and economic sectors are against imposing sanctions on Iran and believe that a mechanism should be found to counter the anti-Iran bans.

The United States, Israel and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.

Using this false allegation as pretext, Washington and the European Union have imposed several rounds of illegal unilateral sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Iran refutes the allegation and argues that as a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it is entitled to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

By Press TV


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