Senior MP Downplays Significance of Western Sanctions against Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- The word 'sanction' is neither worrisome nor alarming to the Iranian nation, a prominent legislator said here on Tuesday, and cautioned that the contradictory measures adopted by certain western countries against Iran will backfire and cause them trouble.
Rapporteur of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazzem Jalali made the remarks on the sidelines of an open session of the parliament, referring to the British government's fresh sanctions on Iran's Bank Mellat and the Islamic Republic Ports and Shipping Organization.
"Unfortunately, such acts are instances of the double-standard policies sought and practiced by certain western countries," Jalali told reporters.
He further voiced surprise at London's hostile measure against Tehran while western states have declared that their talks with the Islamic Republic in Geneva last week have proved useful.
Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili sat with the representatives of the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany in comprehensive talks in Geneva, Switzerland, on October 1.
Following the meeting, Jalili and representatives of the Group 5+1 hailed the positive results of their talks and said negotiations would continue in less than a month.