TEHRAN, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Minister of Mines and Industries Ali-Akbar Mehrabian said sanctions against the Islamic Republic are ineffective, the English language satellite Press TV reported Tuesday.
"We heard about crippling sanctions from enemies many times. Last year, they (the West) intended to adopt a resolution to disrupt economic activities in Iran but they are completely disappointed now," Mehrabian was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
"The country's enemies are so disappointed with the thwarted sanctions that they do not pursue the issue of sanctions anymore," he said.
"They have reached an understanding that they cannot stop Iran' s progress and ideology. The Islamic Republic continues to make progress in different fields day by day through its national will, " said Mehrabian.
Iran is under sanction pressures by the United States, European Union and other Western countries over its controversial nuclear program, which the West believe is moving to the atomic weaponry developments. However, Tehran denied the allegations, claiming that its nuclear program is for civilian and peaceful purpose.
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