Official Highlights British Firms' Losses Due to Anti-Iran Sanctions
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Chairman of the British-Iranian Chamber of Commerce Norman Lamont said his country’s companies have fallen victim to the sanctions imposed on Iran as they have been deprived of the business opportunities in Iran’s market.
The sanctions have caused serious damage to British companies and merchants, Lamont said in a meeting in London with Abbas Ali Mansouri Arani, head of Iran-Britain parliamentary friendship group.
Lamont added that British businessmen look forward to the removal of technical problems in the way of economic relations between Tehran and London.
The Iranian lawmaker, for his part, called on British companies not to miss the opportunity of investing in Iran in the face of competition from other foreign firms.
A delegation of Iranian lawmakers, led by Mansouri Arani, started a visit to Britain on Sunday to hold talks with British lawmakers on the bilateral relations.
While Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) are in talks to hammer out a final agreement to end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran’s nuclear energy program, Iranian officials insist that a possible deal should include the lifting of all sanctions.
The UN Security Council and a number of Western countries have imposed a series of sanctions on Iran, suspecting that its civilian nuclear program has been diverted to nuclear weapons production.
Tehran has constantly rejected the allegations as baseless, reiterating that its uranium enrichment program is for peaceful purposes only.