At a gathering of community Imams inQomProvince, Majlis representative Mohammad-Reza Ashtiani said, “Historically,Iran has never had to deal with such extensive and unprecedented sanctions. Our enemies know that Iran’s life depends on oil, and they want to discourage the public by boycotting Iranian oil. Our enemies will be happy to see tension in the country, because of the rise in the price of chicken and other products.” In the same context, Asdalla Asgar-Oladi, a member ofIran’s Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, said thatIran can feel the “lashes” of the sanctions on its skin, and for lack of an alternative is being forced to give “benefits” to Eastern countries, importing goods fromChina instead of receiving money for oil. Asgar-Oladi said thatIran has no alternative but to negotiate withIndia,China andRussia, otherwise it will fail in Western eyes. He said, “We are feeling the lashes of the sanctions on our bodies, but we are managing our economy despite this.” Iran provides basic goods “with a lot of pain,” and some of the products are unfortunately being sold at 10% to 15% over the actual price. Referring to the import of goods fromChina, he said that some imports result from barter for oil. He said that China will never agree to pay for oil in currency and that Iran is acquiring necessary products and other goods – that China cannot provide – from third-party countries, and that China pays the third party instead of paying Iran.
“Enemies want to discourage Iran by imposing sanctions on oil sector”
- Published: 290 days ago on Tuesday, 7 August 2012
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: August 7, 2012 @ 2:21 pm
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