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Iran bypasses sanctions, exports goods to 100 countries: Official

Source: ISNA

Iranian Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs and Finance Ahmad Sadeqi Golmakani said the country has exported goods to over 100 countries despite sanctions imposed against Iran. Iran's total export in 2011 hit 41 billion dollars, showing sanctions have failed to derail Iranian economic activities, he said.

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Golmakani went on to say that sanctions will fail to influence Iran's growth and development. According to him Iran's imports from 111 countries totaled 60 billion dollars.

On Monday, June 4, Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mehdi Ghazanfari announced that the export of the country's factory and agricultural goods has grown by 30 percent in the first two months of the current Iranian calendar year.

"In this period, the volume of the country's exports in factory and agricultural goods, excluding gas condensate and petrochemicals, hit USD three billion," he added.

Meanwhile, Massoud Nasouri, the managing director of Pars Special Economic Energy Zone said on May 28 that Iran has exported more than USD 1.2 billion worth of gas condensate and other non-oil products between April 20 and May 20, 2012.

China, Japan, the UAE, India, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Turkey, Romania, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Afghanistan are the main destinations for Iran's non-oil exports.

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