Chamber of commerce chairman: Those supporting sanctions on Iran - suffering from losses
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 9/ Trend F.Milad/
The states which have imposed sanctions against Iran are suffering the greatest losses, the Chairman of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines (ICCIM) Mohammad Nahavandian said on the sidelines of the 17th meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Board of Directors.
The IRNA News Agency quoted Nahavandian as saying that the Statistics show despite sanctions, the volume of our country's trade exchanges has increased.
"The countries like Turkey that did not contribute to the anti-Iran sanctions have benefitted from their trade relations with Tehran," he added.
The chairman of ICCIM also said that the rising trade relations between Tehran and Ankara should be preserved.
"The two countries should resolve any possible problems in a fair way," Nahavandian added
He stated that the expansion of Tehran-Ankara relations will affect regional countries in different areas such as transportation, energy and industries.
Iran's Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Shamseddin Hosseini said had on October 31 that Iran will revise its economic relation with the EU in future.
In future Iran will shift its economic focus from the European countries to other customers, the Mehr News Agency quoted Hosseini as saying.
The new round of EU sanctions will not be effective and the only party that will suffer from these sanctions is the EU itself, the head of Iran's parliamentary budget commission, Gholamreza Mesbahi Moghaddam said on October 21.
"Turkey has declared it's readiness to continue its gas imports from Iran and China , our other major buyer, is still willing to purchase oil," the Mehr News Agency quoted MAsbahi Moghaddam as saying.
"EU has decided to put sanctions on Iran , while some European countries still import Iranian gas. It shows that the only party that is going to suffer from these sanctions is the EU," he added.
The US announced fresh sanctions Thursday against Iran for censoring access to the internet and blocking international television broadcasts.
Among those named under the sanctions was Iran's Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry, which has jailed journalists and closed newspapers, along with Reza Taghipour, communications and information technology minster, and other officials "involved in the Iranian regime's ongoing attempts to repress and silence Iran's people, the US Treasury Department said.