0712 GMT July 31, 2021
Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said that through a five-year plan, stability and tranquility can be restored to Iran, even under the present tough circumstances in which the country is under US sanctions.
Making the remark on Tuesday, he added that many, of course, find this hard to believe, but this is achievable through having faith in God and a strong will, IRNA reported.
In May 2018, the US, under ex-president Donald Trump, pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed between Iran and the P5+1 in July 2015, and reimposed Washington’s sanctions on Tehran.
Imposed in a bid to bring Iran back to the negotiating table, the sanctions failed to produce the desired result thanks to the Iranians’ resistance.
Commenting on voter turnout in Iran’s June 18 presidential election, Qalibaf stressed, “By taking part in the election in great numbers, the Iranian people “increased our responsibilities,” parts of which is to serve them proudly and indiscriminately, and resolve their economic and livelihood problems through greater unity and solidarity among government branches.
He added, “We are people’s servants and are duty-bound to serve both those who took part in the elections and those who didn’t.”