President Hassan Rouhani said the government has fought against the intense pressure of the sanctions by carrying out the strategy of the Resistance Economy.
“Though great pressures and difficulties have been inflicted on people, we have been able to maintain the value of the country’s [annual] exports above $40 billion under the worst conditions,” he said at a meeting of the Government’s Economic Coordination Headquarters, Tasnim News Agency reported.
Rouhani also said the government was able to relatively defuse the US harsh blow to Iran’s foreign exchange income from oil exports.
The achievements of the government are especially valuable since they have occurred under the pressure of the toughest sanctions and an economic war, the president said.
Iran has been under a series of sanctions imposed by the US since 2018, when ex-president Donald Trump withdrew Washington from the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The US unleashed its “maximum pressure” campaign and targeted the Iranian nation with the “toughest ever” restrictive measures.
In comments made earlier this month, Rouhani said Iran, as a victim of sanctions and a fierce economic war, is going to release a document on the crimes it has faced under the inhumane and unprecedented sanctions imposed by the US.
A crime against humanity is normally perceived by the public as war and military clashes, while sanctions and economic war should also be considered and registered as a silent crime against humanity,” he said.