President addressing distinguished cultural and social figures of Khorasan Razavi:
Path of economic interaction with world paved/11th gov’t achievements belongs to entire Iranian nation
The world surrendered to Iran’s economic power, decreasing inflation, and economic growth in the midst of sanctions, with Iranians’ firm resolve to preserve their rights, said President Rouhani addressing distinguished cultural and social figures of Khorasan Razavi province.
At the meeting that was held on Thursday, Dr Rouhani added: “When the world saw Iran’s economic power and its ability to harness inflation and bring stability to the market, they decided to sign the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)”.
Referring to the government’s actions in economic fields, he said: “The world clearly witnessed Iran’s positive economic growth and decrease of inflation while we were under pressure, sanctions and hardships”.
The reason that the enemies resorted to the weapon of sanctions was that they felt weakness in Iran’s economy, said Rouhani, “If our country’s economy was still dependent on oil exports and mass imports of foreign products, it is obvious that the enemies would consider sanctions and pressure to achieve their goals”.
“But when the world witnessed that we could stand on our feet during sanctions and have positive economic growth in industrial, service and agricultural fields, when they witnessed that we could harness inflation with people’s help and effort, when they saw the Iranian nation and the 11th government’s efforts, they understood that sanctions were fruitless,” he continued.
The President also said: “Because of stability in the market and people’s efforts, we achieved an opening, agreement and interaction with the world and this interaction is because of people’s support and the Supreme Leader’s guidance and support”.
The doors of advancement and progress have opened to the Iranian nation, said Rouhani, “the path of interaction with the world in economic sector is paved”.
Stressing the increase in attracting foreign investment in Khorasan Razavi province, he said: “Without a doubt, if people did not show interest in domestic investment and economic prosperity was not created by the people, the foreigners would not welcome investing in our country”.
The President also said: “Perhaps nobody can believe how great it was to settle ambiguities in the PMD case. The majority of the pressures, sanctions and unjust resolutions were imposed on our country because of the PMD, which created a high-profile case against our country in IAEA”.
All our efforts were aimed at removing the base of sanctions on the Iranian nation, he said, adding: “When the IAEA announced that all Iran’s past atomic issues have ended and there is no question about these activities anymore, this means the greatest technical, legal and political progress for Iran”.
The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also went on to say: “11th gov’t achievements belongs to the entire Iranian nation”.