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12:43 | 2012-11-10


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Qatari Think Tank: Sanctions Unable to Destabilize Iranian Gov't

TEHRAN (FNA)- A Qatari think tank said the West's economic and financial embargoes will fail to destabilize Iran and undermine its will as the West desires.

The think tank in an article titled 'the impact and repercussions of the western economic sanctions against Iran', said the sanctions will be unable to destabilize the government or have an impact on the Iranian nation's resolve in a way sought by the West.

Available data from Iran has shown that the economy has been able to accommodate the siege, leading experts on the global economy to the conclusion that US-EU sanctions will not directly impact the stability of the government, the article wrote.

Washington and its Western allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions and the unilateral western embargos for turning down West's calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.

Tehran has dismissed the West's demand as politically tainted and illogical, stressing that sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians' national resolve to continue the path.

Political observers believe that the United States has remained at loggerheads with Iran mainly over the independent and home-grown nature of Tehran's nuclear technology, which gives the Islamic Republic the potential to turn into a world power and a role model for the other third-world countries.