Is Iranian saffron sanction-proof?

Al Jazeera – The reimposition of US sanctions on Iranian oil exports is threatening various parts of Iranian society.

But the saffron-exporting sector believes it is virtually sanction-proof and some think the sanctions may have even been good for business.

At a conference of industry experts hosted by the University of Torbat Heydarieh, one saffron trader argued, “We’re the main producer and exporter of saffron in the world, there’s no alternative … By legal or illegal means, we’re certain our products will be exported.”