Iranian president downplays effects of sanctions

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined that the western sanctions couldn’t weaken the country’s determination to make more progress in different fields, and said Iran is leaving the embargoes behind.

“Thanks God, Iran is leaving behind the sanctions as it has already come out of recession or is getting out of it,” Rouhani said on Wednesday.

Referring to his government’s policy of reaching out to the world, he underlined the necessity of economic interaction with the world to achieve prosperity.

Rouhani assured the private sector of the future of investment in Iran’s economy, adding that what he says is based on accurate data and a deep look at the country’s domestic and foreign policies.

In relevant remarks in July, Rouhani voiced his administration’s willingness to do its best to cut a final deal with the six major world powers, and underlined that such a deal will pave the ground for the removal of all sanctions and the country’s economic boom.

Speaking in a ceremony to celebrate the Mining and Industry Day in Tehran, President Rouhani pointed out that sanctions have already been eased and Tehran is committed to reach a conclusion out of its nuclear talks with the Sextet of world powers.

Rouhani noted that its administration is keen to open a new chapter in government’s collaboration with the private sectors.

Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) sealed an interim deal in the Swiss city of Geneva on November 24, 2013 to pave the way for the full resolution of the decade-old dispute with Iran over the country’s nuclear standoff with the West.

Under the Geneva deal, dubbed the Joint Plan of Action, the six countries undertook to provide Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities.

By Fars News Agency


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