Sep 23, 2018, 3:12 PM
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Economic sanctions have worse consequences than war situations

Beijing, Sept 23, IRNA- Human rights specialist at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, condemning US sanctions against different countries, emphasized the gradual effects of economic sanctions have worsening consequences than war conditions.

Sotoudeh Zibakalam, Saturday evening at the World Congress of Human Rights in Beijing, said because the humanitarian law that is considered in the international law to protect human rights during the war is not true for peace era, the effect of sanctions on some cases are far more than the war period.

Pointing out that sanctions affect the health of the people of the country in two ways, she stressed that the collapse of living conditions by increasing inflation and unemployment, reducing household incomes and access to adequate food and healthcare are among the destructive effects of sanctions.

The lawyer continued, 'The direct impact on the possibility of buying and trading some of the vital medicines due to financial, banking, commercial are other destructive effects of sanctions.'

She stressed that the combination of all these economic restrictions and economic sanctions would impose a change in the targeted state by imposing country, and said, 'The cost of sanctions affects both political leaders and the people.'

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