Sanctions don't work, according to Tehran's top cleric

Sanctions don't work, according to Tehran's top cleric
2.5 5

Published October 11th, 2012 - 13:42 GMT via SyndiGate.info

Rate Article:

 
PRINT Send Mail
comment (0)
Sanctions don't work, according to Iran's Supreme Leader Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
Sanctions don't work, according to Iran's Supreme Leader Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
Follow >
Click here to add Ali Khamenei as an alert
Ali Khamenei
,
Click here to add International Atomic Energy Agency as an alert
,
Click here to add Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as an alert
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
,
Click here to add Press TV as an alert
Press TV
,
Click here to add Tehran as an alert
Tehran

Western decisions regarding Iran are made largely in response to lingering diplomatic grievances, not nuclear policies, the country's ruling cleric said.

Iran is struggling to prop up its national currency, the rial, after it collapsed last week. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said last week the currency issue was in part a result of sanctions meant as a response to Iran's nuclear program.

Iran's Supreme Leader Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said Wednesday, however, that sanctions weren't an effective deterrence.

They pretend that the sanctions will be lifted if the Iranian nation gives up nuclear energy, he was quoted by Iran's state-funded broadcaster Press TV as saying. They lie. They make decisions out of grudge and aversion (toward Iran) and impose irrational sanctions.

Khamenei said during a regional summit in Tehran in August that Tehran considers nuclear, chemical and similar weapons a great and unforgivable sin.

The International Atomic Energy Agency that there may be certain military aspects to parts of Iran's controversial nuclear program, however.

Advertisement

Copyright © UPI, 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Add a new comment

 avatar