(Persia Digest) – The academic Secretary of the international conference on the global economy and sanctions which will be held in Iran has said that professors and invitees to the conference have been threatened by the US administration.

Persia Digest (PD) reports that the conference is scheduled for next week in Tehran and will be providing solutions to dealing with sanctions for the Iranian authorities. Experts dealing with sanctions from China, Russia, and Cuba have been invited.

Three EU experts will also participate alongside Iranian professors to discuss economic sanctions on banks, legal topics, and sanctions on the energy sector, food, pharmaceuticals, and industry.


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Speaking at a press conference, the academic Secretary of the international conference, Dr Hossein Raghfar, said: “Tools to fight sanctions have been activated in Iran over the past 40 years. But in the current situation, there is a need for broader measures to draw on the support of economic, political and legal scholars from different countries.”

This professor of Al Zahra (AS) University in Tehran said: “The invitees to the conference have faced serious threats by the US administration who considers participation in the conference as a betrayal of the US. The record of punishing anti-sanction scholars also strongly supports this.”


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He added: “Ms Joy Gordon who is a prominent lawyer in the field of sanctions and has published a book on this subject, especially on the sanctions on Iraq, was unable to attend due to threats by the US.”

According to Massoud Sadri-Nasab, conference president, one of the goals of the conference is to form an anti-sanctions coalition.

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