News ID: 314080
Published: 0241 GMT June 20, 2021

Rouhani hails Iran’s successful handling of sanctions

Rouhani hails Iran’s successful handling of sanctions

Outgoing President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday hailed the government’s success in dealing with the sanctions imposed by the United States in an unequal battle, saying that his successor should be informed of the measures taken during his tenure to settle the problems.

Speaking at the Government’s Economic Coordination Headquarters, Rouhani asked the panel to provide President-elect Ebrahim Raeisi with the necessary reports about the country’s economic situation at the time of the US economic war, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Raeisi, who currently serves as Iran’s Judiciary chief, won nearly 62% of the votes in Friday’s presidential election. He will be sworn in in August.

Highlighting his government’s record in struggling with the sanctions, Rouhani said the government’s main purposes have been to contain fluctuations in domestic market, prevent a rise in the price of basic commodities and the inflation rate, and improve relative welfare of Iranian society. 

“The government has made every effort to supply the required currency income for the provision of the basic and necessary commodities and to maintain and raise the country’s production through resistance against the full-blown sanctions imposed by the enemies of Iran,” he added.

The president-elect announced in his electoral campaign that he would set an agenda for securing the removal of the sanctions imposed on the Iranian nation, emphasizing the need for the country’s economy to be fortified in the face of sanctions or any other shock that may hit.

Raeisi said on June 9 that the current economic situation in the country was “unacceptable” since the people are not able to predict their financial situation due to constant fluctuations.

Former US president Donald Trump reimposed sanctions on Iran in 2018 after leaving 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

Iran and other remaining parties to the deal are in talks to revive the deal as Trump’s successor Joe Biden seeks to rejoin the landmark accord.





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