Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to efforts aimed at removing sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic.
“The issue of removal of the sanctions was pursued powerfully, and the issue of neutralizing the sanctions is also being followed through,” Raisi said at a televised interview on Sunday.
He vowed that Iran would not allow the sanctions and their potential elimination affect its economic progress.
Raisi defended the proposals that have been presented by Iran during negotiations held in Vienna to examine the prospect of the US’s removing its sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
“Iran’s opposite parties had thought that we would not participate in negotiations and would not have anything to say. They had thought that we do not have any initiatives (to present),” Raisi said, as quoted by Tasnim news agency.
“Today, however, it was proven to the whole world that Iran would stage a powerful and estimable participation in the talks,” the president added.
The Islamic Republic has forwarded two documents pertaining both to the nuclear issue and the issue of the sanctions during the talks, the Iranian president said.
“Both of the documents perfectly match the contents of the JCPOA,” he noted, Press TV reported.
Raisi pointed to agreements with some neighboring countries, adding that these contracts contain very large sums and very important measures that have been concluded with neighboring states.
“Significant work has begun for the country’s economic prosperity, and economic activists can be active,” he said, according to Mehr news agency.
Source: Iranian media