Attendants at a meeting dubbed “Iran-UK Business Relations: Opportunities and Prospects,” which was held in London on Friday stressed that despite US sanctions and problems with financial and banking transactions, trade relations between the two countries were growing thanks to the role of small- and medium-sized companies.
President Hassan Rouhani once again on Tuesday denounced the United States for unleashing a campaign of “economic terrorism” against the Iranian nation, saying Washington has committed “a crime against humanity” by imposing sanctions on food and medical supplies.
Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) CEO Mohammad Rastad highlighted the failure of the US sanctions against the country and said despite the economic pressures, Iran’s maritime transport is progressing well.
Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) says unilateral US sanctions have prevented the country’s access to medical and health services required to treat victims of chemical attacks carried out by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 1980s.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that the US sanctions targeting the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) are illegal and nothing short of "war crimes," because the impact from these measures is primarily focused on the people of Iran.
The stock market of Iran, for a long time dogged by US sanctions, has notched up a notable achievement: Ranking among the world’s best performing over the past 12 months, as domestic investors seek refuge from rampant inflation.