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Cruel sanctions on sovereign states are doomed to failure, Iranian official say
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_na1(63).jpgTEHRAN – Iranian First Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi has said that cruel sanctions imposed on sovereign and independent governments are “ethically” and “practically” doomed to failure.
 
He made the remarks in a meeting with a Latin American parliamentary delegation comprised of MPs from Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Argentina and Brazil in Tehran on Sunday.
 
Unfortunately, the sovereign governments which rely on their people have always been targeted for sanctions, he said.
 
Sarmadi added that the Latin American and Iranian people have an independence-seeking spirit and do not bow to hegemons or big powers.
 
Elsewhere in his remarks, the diplomat said that the Islamic Republic of Iran attaches great importance to expansion of all-out relations, specifically parliamentary ones, with Latin American countries.
 
He went on to say that the expansion of parliamentary relations helps the efforts to strengthen ties among countries, adding that interacting with outside world is one of the most important policies adopted by Iran.
 
Sarmadi said the most important achievement of the Islamic Revolution is its independence.
 
The Iranian people showed that they can determine their own destiny, he added.
 
Some of the MPs expressed their views over the relations between Iran and their country and highlighted the importance of exchanging visits among Iranian and the Latin Americans’ parliamentary delegations.
 
The Latin American delegation has visited Iran to participate in the ceremonies marking the death anniversary of Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic. 
 
NA/PA

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