Attempts to paralyze Iran’s foreign trade futile: IRISL chief

Mohammad Hossein DajmarTEHRAN (Tasnim) – Managing director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) said the plot aimed at crippling Iran’s foreign trade through imposing different sanctions has been ineffective.
Mohammad Hossein Dajmar told the Tasnim News Agency on Friday that despite extensive sanctions and threats against Iran in recent years, plans to cripple Iran’s foreign trade ended in failure due to timely measures taken by the country.

He noted that after international insurance companies left the Islamic Republic due to the embargos, protection and indemnity (P&I) insurance was introduced in the country with government backing and, as a result, there are now strong independent insurers in Iran.

In 2012, the United States and the European Union imposed sanctions on Iran’s oil and financial sectors with the goal of preventing other countries from purchasing Iranian oil or extending insurance coverage for tankers carrying Iranian crude.

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

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

By Tasnim News Agency