Sanctions against Iran ineffective

TEHRAN, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Minister of Mines and Industries Ali-Akbar Mehrabian said sanctions against the Islamic Republic are ineffective, the English language satellite Press TV reported Tuesday.

"We heard about crippling sanctions from enemies many times. Last year, they (the West) intended to adopt a resolution to disrupt economic activities in Iran but they are completely disappointed now," Mehrabian was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

"The country's enemies are so disappointed with the thwarted sanctions that they do not pursue the issue of sanctions anymore," he said. xinhuanet