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Statement is one of the first that acknowledges sanctions are damaging the Islamic Republic's economy.
Iran's trade minister said on Monday sanctions were hitting the economy but warned Western countries threatening to tighten the measures that they were harming their own interests.
In a change of tone from Tehran's usual line that sanctions have not damaged the economy, Iranian Industry, Mine and Commerce Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari said the West was losing out too….