Iran vs Sanzioni 3-0

Di fronte alle sanzioni economiche Ahmadinejad ha più volte dichiarato una cosa come “ci fanno un baffo”.

Attribuivo questo atteggiamento alla prosopopea tipica di un leader in crisi impegnato nel combattere una battaglia politica interna a suon di trionfalismi.

E invece sembra proprio di no.

In questo articolo di The Media Line si spiega per filo e per segno come le sanzioni, paradossalmente, abbiano fatto bene all’economia dell’Iran.

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“The success of the [Iranian] stock exchange is not taking place despite the sanctions, but partly because of them,” David Butter, regional director of Middle East and North Africa in the Economist Intelligence Unit told The Media Line.

He explained that Iran had a market largely driven by local investors, who are currently transferring their funds, formerly invested abroad, back to Iran.

These funds were mainly being brought from the United Arab Emirates and Dubai, which has made it difficult for Iranians to continue to invest there. Butter cited the crash in the Dubai real-estate market as another reason for heightened investor tension.

r. Seyed Mohammad Marandi, an associate professor in the University of Tehran, said the flourishing of the Tehran Stock Exchange was a sign “sanctions have not had the affect Western countries had wished for.”

“Many in Iran believe the country should have decreased trade with Europe earlier, because the future is in Asia,” Marandi told The Media Line.

Marandi added that the sanctions also diverted Iranian businesses to new markets in Latin America, Africa and the Far East which maintain better relations with Tehran. He added that sanctions also instigated Iranian self-reliance and boosted Iranian research in fields of nano-technologies, satellite technology, stem cells, and military industries.

“Without the sanctions, Iran would probably never have developed a high-tech market,” he said.