1113 GMT April 21, 2021
President Hassan Rouhani called on international community to respect Iran's right to join global economy in a bid to develop non-oil exports.
The president made the remarks in the context of Iran's rights for membership in the World Trade Organization at a Sunday session of the Administration’s Economic Coordination Headquarters, IRNA reported.
Development of non-oil exports is an effective tool for achieving policies of resistance economy underlined by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution to fight the US unjust and illegitimate sanctions, the president added.
He stressed that the government could successfully foil the enemies' plot to cause famine and economic hardship in the country.
Referring to new conditions created for the process of talks with the countries which had frozen Iranian assets due to the US pressure, the president expressed hope that the conditions would lead to stability in forex market.
Former US president Donald Trump withdrew unilaterally from the July 2015 nuclear deal in May 2018 and reimposed sanctions lifted by the UN Security Council Resolution 2231.
The president also called on Iranian non-oil producers to improve the quality of products and honor the business commitments to boost exports, Tasnim News Agency reported.
Iran has diversified its exports in recent years to cut off reliance on the petrodollars, particularly after the escalation of the US sanctions in 2018.
The government has formulated plans for the expansion of non-oil exports to stimulate growth in production, employment, and the supply of currency.