Senior German MP urges lifting of Iran sanctions

Peter Ramsauer
Peter Ramsauer

A senior German MP has called on the Berlin government to remove Iran’s sanctions, saying the lifting could help boost economic growth in Germany.

A senior German lawmaker of the co-ruling Christian Social Union (CSU) on Wednesday called on his government to lift sanctions against Iran in a bid to spur further economic growth in Germany.

Talking to Deutschland radio, Chairman of the Parliamentary Economic Committee, Peter Ramsauer, said one way to boost economic growth in his country was to remove the economic embargo against Russia and Iran.

The former transportation minister had earlier this year slammed the inaction on the part of his government in forging closer business ties with Iran while other western companies were flocking to Tehran in the wake of last year’s landmark November 24 Geneva nuclear accord.

Ramsauer who had visited Iran earlier this year, urged German government representatives to travel to the Islamic Republic in an effort to act as a ‘door opener’ for German firms in that country.

He stressed Germany could not afford to waste any time once the anti-Iran sanctions are lifted following a likely nuclear deal.

Ramsauer also said that Berlin should seriously consider Iran as a possible strategic gas supplier.

Emad Askarieh
Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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