Obama repeating mistakes: MP

March 14, 2011 - 0:0

A lawmaker says U.S. President Barack Obama is repeating “mistakes” made by former American politicians with the latest extension of unilateral U.S. sanctions on Iran.

“Imposing sanctions is among political activities of Democrats. U.S. has imposed most sanctions against Iran over the years during the Democrats reign,” Majlis news agency (ICANA) quoted Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh as saying on Sunday.
He added that the policy of sanctions against Iran will not work and said, “The U.S. government has reached an understanding that the policy of sanctions is inefficient.”
“However, it is making efforts to impose broad sanctions against Iran through the UN Security Council.”
Falahatpisheh pointed out that U.S. statesmen are upset with the ongoing developments in the Middle East and North Africa and noted that Washington believes that Iran is chiefly responsible for events in the Muslim world.
He emphasized that the U.S. resorts to sanctions to isolate the Islamic Republic.
The remarks came after U.S. President Barack Obama extended by one year a national emergency regarding Iran on Tuesday.
""Because the actions and policies of the government of Iran continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States, the national emergency declared on March 15, 1995, must continue in effect beyond March 15, 2011,"" said Obama in a statement.
""Therefore... I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency with respect to Iran,"" the statement read.
According to the national emergency, U.S. firms are banned from participating in Iran's development of its oil industry, carrying out trade exchanges, importing from and exporting goods to Iran and making venture in the country.
(Source: Press TV)