Science VP: US Sanctions Blessing for Iranian NTBFs

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – Iranian Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari said that US sanctions have been a blessing for the country’s new technology-based firms (NTBFs). “We cannot say that the sanctions have not been effective; they have brought many advantages for the NTBFs and created a good market for them,” Sattari said in an interview with the Persian-language Iran newspaper on Wednesday, reported Fars News Agency. He added that start-ups in Iran sold products worth nearly $26.6 billion last year