Envoy underlines ineffectiveness of Western sanctions against Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Caretaker of Iran’s Permanent Mission to the UN Gholam Hossein Dehqani played down the effectiveness of West’s sanctions against Iran, and said Iranians are resolved to continue the path of all-out progress.

Addressing a general meeting of the second committee of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Dehqani said in spite of imposing unfair sanctions, Iran has obtained noticeable progress in achieving millennium development goals at the national level.

He also stressed that the world, economically, is in a turning point by different reasons and achievement of millennium development goals depends on new tactics and transparent, efficient and legitimate financial systems.

Dehqani continued that every country is responsible for its economic development in the framework of its preferential programs, so respect to each country’s sovereignty in determination of its priorities and appropriate approaches upon its own situation and special needs is important and necessary.

He called for implementation of necessary reforms in international financial system to promote efficiency level, transparency and legitimacy.

Earlier this year, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei outlined the general policies of the program to promote the “economy of resistance”, which can lead the Iranian nation to victory in “the imposed economic war” with the West.

The Leader called the western sanctions against Iran “a full-fledged economic war” and said that the Islamic Republic is determined to force the West to retreat.

Under the program, the government must take action to expand the production and exportation of knowledge-based products, increase domestic production of strategic goods, and develop markets in neighboring countries.

It also encourages greater privatization and increased exports of electricity, gas, petrochemicals, and oil byproducts instead of crude oil and other raw materials.

By Fars News Agency


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