Dajmar: Iran Needs National Unity for Bypassing Economic Embargoes
As the Western governments have increased the level of sanctions on Iran’s economy in recent years, Managing Director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, Mohammad Hossein Dajmar calls for a national unity for bypassing international economic embargoes on Iran.
“Unfortunately, the recent sanctions have affected all economic sectors of Iran. In order to repair these damages, we need to establish a national unity. I kindly ask Iranian officials to cooperate with each other over this subject more efficiently.” Mohammad Hossein Dajmar remarked during a seminar on Thursday.
The United States and European Union accuse Iranian government of developing nuclear weapons against international terms and guidelines. However, Tehran rejects these notions. Accordingly, Iran is looking to take advantage of nuclear power for civil purposes. But Israel says Iran’s main intention is creating atomic bombs.
Dajmar also referred to the existing problems threatening Iranian ships in international seas. “The low level of security in international waters is the major problem for Iranian shipping companies. However, Iranian army has provided security for local ships, but other countries must also pay attention to securities of international waters.”
At this time, Iran has 115 ocean-going vessels with the total capacity of 3.3 million tons deadweight. The ownership structure of the fleet comprises 87 ocean-going vessels in IRISL and 28 different types of ships under the flag of subsidiaries, including Khazar Shipping, Valfajr as well as Iran-India Shipping Companies.