Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that western sanctions on Iran have never been effective. Speaking in a meeting with Spanish elite, Zarif defended Iran’s inalienable right for peaceful use of nuclear energy and said Iran has always been following the path to possess peaceful nuclear technology and has never shown any diversion, not basically seeing any reason for that as former EU High Representative, Javier Solana acknowledged.
Meanwhile, Zarif held talks with Spanish Minister of Industry, Jose Manuel Soria, in Madrid on ways to develop trade and economic cooperation. He said that the sanctions violated the humanitarian law blocking the way to import medical supplies to the patients suffering from incurable diseases. He said that sSanctions generally inflicted damages on the ordinary people. He added that patients in need of foreign medicines suffered from the tyrannical sanctions. He criticized the western governments for considering the sanctions as a privilege.