The Americans were expecting that the country's economy to stall shortly after the onset of the sanctions, but we have been able to run the country by planning and relying on the oil-free economy,” Rouhani said, hailing the move as a “great display of power and victory” for the Iranian nation in the US “economic war”.
The US unleashed its “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran in 2018, when it left the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Following its withdrawal, Washington targeted the Iranian nation with the “toughest ever” economic sanctions.
Rouhani also said while the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the world economy and hampered the supply of basic needs even in some developed countries, the Iranian administration has gotten through the difficult conditions with special arrangements, preparedness of structures and organizations, and cooperation from people.
The president reiterated that one of the main priorities of his government is to fulfill the basic demands of people and producers, stressing the need to monitor and control the price of commodities and prevent the “temporary and unreasonable” fluctuation in prices.
Tasnim and Press TV contributed to this story.