Hosseini: Iran has Mechanisms to Reduce the Impact of Sanctions

July 30, 2007

Iran has formulated several mechanisms to reduce or make up for the effects of anti-Iran sanctions, Foreign Ministry spokesman, Mohammad-Ali Hosseini, said on Monday.

Speaking to domestic and foreign reporters at his weekly press conference, Hosseini said, "Iran has formulated several mechanisms to counter those effects by forming technical and economic committees." As for the latest agreements reached by Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the spokesman said the agreements led into strengthening of a trend of rationalism and realism among the 5+1 Group member states and those who follow up Tehran's nuclear negotiations with the UN nuclear watchdog.

He said "Adoption of (anti-Iran) resolutions would only complicate and politicize the situation and make reaching any solution difficult."

Asked about the time and venue of the third round of talks between Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, and the European Union Foreign Policy chief, Javier Solana, the spokesman said:

"Consultations are underway to fix the time and venue of the talks."