November 22, 2011

Iran says new sanctions from West “in vain”


The National Iranian American Council advocacy group said the new sanctions would “punish ordinary people for the actions of the Iranian regime” and impede sales of food, medicine, and other humanitarian goods to Iran.

“Unfortunately, policymakers have succumbed to a false choice between either more broad sanctions on Iran or military strikes,” NIAC said in a statement.

“Iran’s democratic opposition has warned that broad sanctions are a ‘gift to the regime’. Sanctions on Iran have undermined the backbone of the opposition – Iran’s middle class – and enriched Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.”




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