Sanctions boost Iran’s progress: Pakistani lawmaker

A Pakistani Senator on Friday said that US-engineered sanctions against Iran are useless and boost progress of the country.

Talking to IRNA, Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan of Pakistan Muslim League said that Iran being the signatory of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) can use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and any pressure on Iran in this regards is unjustified.
“Iran is an independent country and has been following independent policies,” said the political leader.
The law maker was of the view that US is trying to destabilize Iran because the country Iran is not taking their dictation. “US must respect Iran’s sovereignty,” he demanded.
Mushahid Ullah Khan asked International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to shun its biased approach against Iran.
Under Western pressure, the UN Security Council imposed a fourth round of sanctions against Iran’s financial and military sectors in June.
Mushahid Ullah Khan added that sanctions have strengthened Iran’s progress as the country is self sufficient in all fields.
“We strongly condemn sanctions against our brotherly neighbor,” said the politician.
He pointed out that Iran is an important country of the region and cannot be isolated by building pressure.
The Senator expressing his views said that west has to understand that countries under pressure always progress a lot. He said sanctions against Iran have made the country more powerful.
Earlier in November, the United States, Britain and Canada had imposed unilateral sanctions on Iran’s energy and financial sectors after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released its report on Tehran’s nuclear program on November 8, which claimed Iran’s nuclear program had a military aspect.
Tehran has categorically refuted Western allegations, saying that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), it has the right to acquire and develop atomic technology for peaceful purposes.

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