Skip to comments.Iran commander claims sanctions are helpful
Posted on 12/07/2012 12:15:01 PM PST by Olog-hai
A senior commander of Irans powerful Revolutionary Guard claimed Friday that Western sanctions are helpful because they promote Iranian self-sufficiency and insisted the countrys leaders should welcome the measures.
Oil and trade embargoes have helped Iran reduce its reliance on the outside world, Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi told worshipers at Tehran University in a pre-sermon speech.
The remarks echoed the defiant mantra of Iranian conservatives who say the economy is strengthening and that Iran is developing more modern technologiesincluding building missiles, drones, satellites and advancing its uranium enrichment programprecisely because of the Wests punitive measures.
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Sell a nation a scud, protect them for a day, teach them to build scuds, protect them for a lifetime?
Great, now imagine how much good we’ll do when the mullahs heads are all on poles along with everyone in the “Revolutionary” Guard. Thanks Olog-hai.
Gee - maybe it would be a good thing for the “47%” in our own country...