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Chamber of Commerce Chairman: "Extremists must not be allowed to incite Iran sanctions"

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

An economic figure representing the private sector says affairs must not be handed over to those extremists who seek to isolate Iran, insisting that opportunities must not be lost for dialogue.

Public diplomacy is of high significance in this regard, and the fact that the private sectors of other countries are interested to cooperate with Iran should be cherished, said Mohammad Nahavandian, the chairman of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mines.

The recent anti-Iran sanctions indicate a new spate of economic pressure against the country, Nahavandian noted, warning that sanctions must not be downplayed and that plans must be to prevent losses.

Despite what the global powers claim sanctions will put pressure on people and will push prices up and increase unemployment, he explained.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Nahavandian noted that welcoming sanctions and inciting the enemies to mount pressure on the country are "not logical".

He went on to say that it is a national duty to reduce the impacts of sanctions.

Sanctions to end global domination of dollar: Ahmadinejad

TEHRAN, Aug. 8 (Mehr News Agency) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says anti-Iran sanctions will bring an end to the dominance of dollar in the world. The West is using sanctions as a psychological warfare tool against Iran with the aim to make Iran relinquish its rights, Ahmadinejad told a gathering on Sunday.

The Western countries think that Iran's economy will collapse if they stop exporting goods to it, but the worth of the Iranian economy is $900 billion and Iran's total imports from Europe are just $24 billion, Ahmadinejad stated.

Nothing will happen if such transactions do not take place, the president added.

He went on to say that by imposing sanctions, Western countries have deprived themselves from Iran's market.

Sanctions will certainly have an impact on the country, he noted, but it will make the Iranian economy stronger and more prosperous.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Ahmadinejad said Iran will turn sanctions into an opportunity to develop its manufacturing sectors and globalize its products which will finally "lead to the enemies' collapse".

The global powers claim that they only want to pressure the Iranian government and not its nation through sanctions but "you would take to grave the dream of putting slightest pressure on the Iranian nation," the president noted.

The enemies make such claims out of confusion, he opined.

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