News ID: 269363
Published: 1133 GMT May 22, 2020

Rouhani inaugurates three water, agriculture projects

Rouhani inaugurates three water, agriculture projects

Three water projects valued at about $84.7 million were inaugurated by President Hassan Rouhani and Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan via video-conference on Thursday.

Agriculture Minister Kazem Khavazi was present in the inaugural ceremony of the projects in Sistan and Baluchestan, IRNA reported.

Rouhani said the country’s success in tackling the coronavirus epidemic and dealing with the “virus of US sanctions” shows that Americans will never be able to bring the Iranian nation to its knees and will have to remain in despair over their wrong approaches.

The Iranian nation may rest assured that the Islamic Republic will not allow a grin on the face of the arrogant rulers at the White House, Rouhani said.

“We’ll do something that they [US leaders] would remain in grief and sorrow in their wrong political approach forever,” the president added.

He emphasized that the “severe and unprecedented sanctions and pressures” have failed to impede the Iranian nation’s progress.

“The US cannot bring our nation to its knees, the evidence of which are these projects that we are implementing in the current Iranian year (starting March 20) after two years and a couple of months of tough sanctions,” he added.

Although the coronavirus and the “American virus” of sanctions have created problems for Iran, none of them can halt the country’s progress and production, President Rouhani underlined, noting, “We will keep production and will do our utmost to achieve the goal that the Supreme Leader has set for a surge in production this year.”


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