Iranians proud of achievements in confronting enemy: Vice President

Iran Materials 3 January 2012 04:52 (UTC +04:00)
Iranians are prideful of their achievements in confronting enemy's plots, Iranian First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi said here Monday.
Iranians proud of achievements in confronting enemy: Vice President

Iranians are prideful of their achievements in confronting enemy's plots, Iranian First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi said here Monday, IRNA reported.

He made the remarks in the closing ceremony of a meeting with Iranian ambassadors and diplomatic representatives abroad.

"The Iranian nation has always been targeted by various kinds of hostile plots, including sanctions and it will pass any difficulty unitedly, the Iranian first vice president added.

Rahimi underlined that the increase of exchanging views and communications amongst the governors of Iranian border provinces and ambassadors of neighboring counties can help to boost the relations between Tehran and regional countries in various fields, particularly in the field of economy.

It should be noted that sanctions against Iran has helped to boost the Iranian experts' technical abilities to build the required equipments themselves. According to media outlets, western companies have missed billions of dollars as a result of sanctions against Tehran.

Some hostile countries and entities have imposed sanctions against Iran from the first days of victory of its 1979 anti-Imperialist revolution. Sanctions commonly bar nuclear; missile and certain military exports to Iran; investments in oil, gas and petrochemicals; exports of refined petroleum products; business dealings with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps; banking and insurance transactions, including with the Central Bank of Iran; and shipping. The United States imposed sanctions on Iran following the Islamic revolution of 1979 and it has continued to sanction Tehran under the pretext of IRI peaceful nuclear activities.

The United States has imposed an arms ban and an almost total economic embargo on Iran, which includes sanctions on companies doing business with Iran, a ban on all Iranian-origin imports, sanctions on Iranian financial institutions, and an almost total ban on selling aircraft or repair parts to Iranian aviation companies. A license from the Treasury Department is required to do business with Iran.

UN Security Council has also ratified some sanctions against IRI under the US pressure. United Nations Security Council Resolution 1737 - passed on 23 December 2006, banned the supply of nuclear-related materials and technology and froze the assets of key individuals and companies related to the program.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1747 - passed on 24 March 2007, imposed an arms embargo and expanded the freeze on Iranian assets.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1803 - passed on 3 March 2008, extended the asset freezes and called upon states to monitor the activities of Iranian banks, to inspect Iranian ships and aircraft, and to monitor the movement of individuals involved with the program through their territory.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1929 - passed on 9 June 2010, banned Iran from participating in any activities related to ballistic missiles, tightened the arms embargo, travel bans on individuals involved with the program, froze the funds and assets of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, and recommended that states inspect Iranian cargo, prohibit the servicing of Iranian vessels involved in prohibited activities, prevent the provision of financial services used for sensitive nuclear activities, closely watch Iranian individuals and entities when dealing with them, prohibit the opening of Iranian banks on their territory and prevent Iranian banks from entering into relationship with their banks if it might contribute to the nuclear program, and prevent financial institutions operating in their territory from opening offices and accounts in Iran.

The European Union, as well, has followed the US and imposed restrictions on cooperation with Iran in foreign trade, financial services, energy sectors and technologies, and banned the provision of insurance and reinsurance by insurers in member states to Iran and Iranian-owned companies.

Canada, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Switzerland, and India have also followed Washington in imposing sanctions on some kinds of trade with Iran.