Tax, non-oil exports replacing oil revenues

TEHRAN May 13(Shana)–The administration is determined to downsize the government and replace oil revenues with non-oil exports and tax income, first vice president Eshaq Jahangiri said.

Speaking at a meeting in Yazd Province, Jahangiri said the government is very serious about post-sanctions era and will not let production be crippled once again.
He also said the government won’t allow foreigners to grab Iran’s market once sanctions are lifted.

“After lifting sanctions foreign companies will rush to start their activities in Iran’s market but we have proper plans for the presence of foreign investors in Iran”, he said.
He continued that Iran’s nuclear negotiators showed that it is probable to talk with others based on logic and reason and defend the rights of the nation accordingly.

If the U.S and other western countries do not budge Zionists and some other countries in the region, we could reach a nuclear deal with 5+1 in the framework of red lines which have been set by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Iran’s first vice president said.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he said around 80 percent of the current expenditures of the budget are spent on paying the state’s employees, so the administration has decided to streamline the state mobility by downsizing it on the one hand and replacing oil revenues with non-oil exports and tax income on the other hand.

By SHANA