Senior Analyst: Western Sanctions Fail to Achieve Goals against Russia, Other Countries
TEHRAN (FNA)- Political Analyst Seyed Mohammad Marandi said that sanctions imposed by the western states against other countries, including Russia, have failed to hit the target, adding that they merely create problems for ordinary people.
The US and Europe should have known from their experience with Iran that they will not achieve their goal through the tool of sanctions against Russia, Marandi said in an interview with Russia Today.
He referred to the western sanctions against Russia, and said, "They should have known from the experience from Iran that sanctions basically target women and children and it is not going to make the kind of change that Europeans and Americans are looking for."
Marandi said that the US has not been able to bring about regime change in Venezuela or Cuba or any of the countries it targets.
The US and the European Union imposed sanctions on Syria aimed at starving the country, but failed to overthrow the Syrian government, he added.
Referring to the assistance of the westerners to the Saudi-led coalition for committing genocide in Yemen, Marandi said that today they failed to defeat the resistance of the Yemeni nation.
So when sanctions do not work against these countries, it is obvious that they will fail against Russia as well, he argued.
"Western regimes have viciously targeted innocent citizens with punitive sanctions in Yemen, Venezuela, Syria, Cuba, Iran, Lebanon, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, Iraq...and now Russia", Marandi also wrote on his Twitter page.
Western regimes have viciously targeted innocent citizens with punitive sanctions in Yemen, Venezuela, Syria, Cuba, Iran, Lebanon, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, Iraq...and now Russia.— Seyed Mohammad Marandi (@s_m_marandi) April 19, 2022
This barbaric weapon has failed in every instance, but it has exposed the nature of these regimes. pic.twitter.com/vGv5kFc3KR
"This barbaric weapon has failed in every instance, but it has exposed the nature of these regimes," he added.
The EU and other western countries slapped Russian businesses, banks, its Central Bank and politicians with tough sanctions in response to Moscow's decision to launch the special military operation in Ukraine in February.
Kiev repeatedly called on the European countries to stop buying Russian gas. However, many European countries receive up to half of their natural gas from Russia making this a difficult request to grant.