Zarif: Best way to foil sanctions is to turn them inefficient

Astana, April 13, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said one of the most effective ways to foil anti-Iran sanctions is to make them inefficient.

Addressing a gathering of Iranians residing in Kazakhstan, he said what Iran pursued in talks with the 5+1 was to find the best mechanisms to remove sanctions not the issue of sanctions per se.

Zarif said this was due to the fact that the Iranian nation has in practice managed to foil the sanctions and they were no effective on the nation any longer.

He said he has already made it clear to western countries that sanctions against Iran were merely a source of huge costs for them.

The Iranian foreign minister stressed that Iran should look for multitude of ways to foil sanctions.