News ID: 315873
Published: 1251 GMT August 30, 2021

Oil sale, unfreezing Iran’s assets among pressing matters: Raeisi

Oil sale, unfreezing Iran’s assets among pressing matters: Raeisi

President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi called on his economic team to shift the focus on efforts to normalize the sale of oil and ensure the release of Iran’s funds blocked abroad.

Speaking at a cabinet session on Sunday evening, Raeisi said the pressing matters that the Iranian organizations must deal with immediately and seriously are the sale of oil and repatriation of the financial resources that have been unjustly blocked in other countries.

He also reiterated that the settlement of the economic problems should not depend on the removal of sanctions, Tasnim News Agency reported.

The government will seek to have the sanctions lifted, but it won’t tie the efforts to resolve the economic problems to the termination of the sanctions, he stated, adding: “We will act in such a way that we’d be able to run the country even under the sanctions, considering the resistance economy and the domestic capacities.”

Raeisi further highlighted the need for serious action against corruption and administration of justice in all sectors.

In a meeting with the new cabinet on Saturday, Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei stressed that the foreign diplomacy of the country should be more active, in particular, in the economic diplomacy.

The Leader emphasized that the diplomacy of the country should not be overshadowed by the nuclear issue.

Former US president Donald Trump reimposed and reinforced sanctions on Iran, targeting its oil sales and banking systems among others after he unilaterally pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and worlds powers three years ago. 

Iran and the remaining signatories of nuclear deal have held six rounds of talks in Vienna this year, which began after the administration of US President Joe Biden voiced willingness to rejoin the nuclear agreement.

Negotiators from Iran, France, Britain, Germany, Russian and China as well as the EU took are expected to resume talks, as disagreements remain unresolved on key issues.



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