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Political prisoners’ appeal to Barack Obama: Seize ‘last chance’ for engagement

Friday, 9 August 2013

55 current and former political prisoners in Iran urged President Obama to “employ all possible means to build trust and ensure the success of diplomacy. We also demand an end to resorting to measures, through legislation or otherwise, that endanger the prospects of productive negotiations, reduce the possibility of the effective lifting of sanctions and make it impossible to achieve a permanent solution for the nuclear issue.” They argue that “sanctions have adversely affected the manufacturing and export sectors of the Iranian economy and significantly reduced employment and investment in the civilian sectors such as automotive, steel, petrochemical industries and even the construction sector… All sides concerned should strive for a dignified solution, in which no party will be considered the loser. Such a solution should be based on genuinely addressing international concerns about Iran’s nuclear program by the Iranian government on the one hand and acknowledging the legitimate rights of Iran to peaceful nuclear energy, in compliance with international legal standards, by the US and the West on the other.”

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  • Published: 68 days ago on Friday, 9 August 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: August 9, 2013 @ 3:13 pm
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