|Iran remains electricity exporter despite sanctions: report||
Iran is a net exporter of electric power and currently exports electricity to neighboring states including Armenia, Pakistan, Turkey, Iraq, and Afghanistan.”
A specialized energy website has acknowledged the ineffectiveness of international sanctions against the Islamic Republic, saying Iran continues to remain a net exporter of electricity.
The Oilprice.com said in an article that sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council, European Union, and the United States have failed to hinder Iran’s electricity exports.
“There is one sector of Iran’s energy industry that is flourishing - electricity exports. And this trade, lucrative as it is, stymies Washington’s efforts to squeeze Iran’s economy because, in four out of five instances, the trade is with U.S. allies,” the website noted.
“Iran is a net exporter of electric power and currently exports electricity to neighboring states including Armenia, Pakistan, Turkey, Iraq, and Afghanistan,” the article added citing the U.S. government’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
The website stated that Iran’s neighboring states have opted to interact with the Islamic Republic, notwithstanding Washington’s pressures.
“Iran’s rising electrical exports to its neighbors present Washington policymakers hawkish on Iran with the unpleasant reality that the nations importing Iranian electricity are all involved to a lesser or greater degree with regional U.S. military policies, whose cooperation could be endangered if the American administration pressured them too far to downgrade their energy relations with Tehran,” wrote the Oilprice.
The United States, Israel and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.
Under pressure from Washington, the United Nations Security Council has imposed four rounds of sanctions against the Islamic Republic. The Security Council's measure was followed by a series of illegal unilateral embargoes against Iran by the U.S. and the European Union.
Iran refutes the allegations and argues that as a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it is entitled to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
(Source: Press TV)
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