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No justification of sanctions against Iran: MP

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Jan 22, IRNA -- A Parliamentarian and senior leader of a major Pakistani Islamic party on Saturday said that curbs on Iran have no justification and amount to slap sanctions on entire Muslim world.

Talking to IRNA Senator Prof. Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) added that Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) must call a meeting to stop west from imposing sanctions on Iran.

“If Arab countries join sanctions, it means that they are part of conspiracy against Iran”, he believed.

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.

Prof. Muhammad Ibrahim Khan said that sanctions are unjustified and a brutal act. “US has no right to impose sanctions on an independent country,” viewed the Parliamentarian.

The lawmaker said ‘our problem is that we the Muslims are not united.’ He said that Arab countries should not support any western move against Iran. “They must reject sanctions on Iran,” said the political leader.

The law maker advised Muslim countries to unite against enemies of Islam and do not become tools in the hands of colonial powers. “Muslims must come forward to safeguard their interests”, he stressed.

The politician said it is not the question whether Arab oil can fulfill world requirement if Iranian oil production is stopped, but sanctions itself is a brutal and unjustified act and must not be taken.

Jamaat-e-Islami leader said sanctions have failed to stop progress of Iran adding that sanctions cannot weaken the determination of Iranian nation.

He said that for past thirty years US has been hatching conspiracy against the Islamic Revolution but failed to destabilize Iran.

“I am confident that this time US will face worst defeat against Islamic Republic,” Prof. Muhammad Ibrahim Khan added.

US President Barack Obama signed a new law on December 31, 2011, which seeks to impose fresh economic sanctions against Iran's Central Bank and oil sector.

The European Union (EU) is also expected to hold its ministerial meeting later this month to discuss the proposed embargo on Iran's oil exports. EU members have so far failed to reach a final agreement.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30776523

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