Breaking: Parliament think tank urges Iran to keep up work on countering sanctions
Top policy-making think tank has issued a report recommending the government to carry on with works to counter illegal US sanctions in the upcoming years, saying there is a very low chance that Washington would practically lift the bans in the near future.
According to reports, excerpts of the report by the Research Center of Islamic legislative Assembly (RCIIA) published on Tuesday said that administrative governments should continue formulating economic policies with the assumption that US bans on Iran would stay even in the long-run.
The report said that imposing sanctions on Iran has become an indispensable component of the United States’ security doctrine for the West Asian region, adding that successive governments in the White House have always sought to capitalize on the economic vulnerabilities of Iran to pressure the country politically.
“The notion that a removal of sanctions (in the real sense of the word and not on the paper) would cause an opening and expansion in the economy is far from reality,” said the report.
The RCIIA report said that policies to counter the illegal US sanctions should extend to cover a longer period of time in future, adding that Iran should incorporate works and plans on sanctions in a five-year economic vision which will start in 2022.