Iranian president: Gov’t defeats recession, inflation under western embargos

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani assured the nation that sanctions have failed to prevent Iran’s progress, and said despite being pressured by the western sanctions, the government has managed to prevent the growth of inflation and recession.

“Our nation should know well that the problem of sanctions doesn’t prevent our growth and development; the sanctions may slow down our movement, but the government is honored that it has fought recession and inflation under the sanctions and has succeeded,” Rouhani said, addressing a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday.

He also said that Iran is gaining success in nuclear talks with the world powers, and stated that if the current trend continues, more success will be waiting for the great Iranian nation.

In relevant remarks on Tuesday, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said the country’s leap in science and technology would make sanctions inefficient in the near future.

“We will witness sanctions become inefficient following a leap in scientific growth in the near future,” Shamkhani said after visiting different sections of Pardis science and technology park near Tehran.

He also referred to Iran’s good progress in developing its indigenous civilian nuclear technology, and said, “The know-how for the civilian nuclear program has been indigenized in the Islamic Republic of Iran and relies on the young Iranian scientists, and the (nuclear) negotiations or any agreement can never prevent progress of the peaceful nuclear program.”

By Fars News Agency