TEHRAN (Iran News) – “The goal of the directors of the economic war was to disrupt the Iranian economy’s peace… But I assure people that a brighter future awaits the country’s economy,” Rouhani said during the session of the government’s Economic Coordinating Headquarters on Sunday.
The president stressed that while those backing the failed economic terrorism are exerting every effort to make such a victory look unimportant, “Everybody should join hands to move the ideal goals forward and reach a brighter economic condition.”
Referring to the positive market developments in the past days, Rouhani said, “The infuriated enemies are trying to stop or slow down the positive trend with widespread propaganda and psychological warfare.”
“I am sure that the economic activists of the country and the people will not pay attention to such statements and actions, and will continue their path with strength, confidence, calm, and hope,” he stressed.
Rouhani stated that with the defeat of former US President Donald Trump’s economic war, the view of Iran’s trade parties has changed and the country’s economic relations are entering a new phase, adding that everyone should help manage sensitive markets such as foreign exchange within the policies of the central bank to reach the desired balance.
“The country’s economic situation is improving rapidly, but keeping such a development requires calm and peace in the market.”
The president of Iran is to sue his country’s state broadcaster after he was accused of opium use on national television.
On Friday, the president’s office of legal affairs said Rouhani would pursue damages for defamation after Ahmed Jahan Bozorgi, a cleric and member of an Islamic think tank, said Rouhani could often not be reached by members of the Iranian Cabinet because he was at home smoking the drug.
Alireza Moezi, on behalf of Rouhani’s office, said: “What was broadcast last night was sadly just shameless insult, slander, and foul language against the president.”
On Wednesday, Rouhani, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, and Communications Minister Mohammad Azari Jahromi were summoned to Parliament to face questions over their relationship with recently-installed US President Joe Biden.
Rouhani said he hoped that US sanctions on Iran would soon be lifted, amid hopes that a change of president in the US could see a return to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or “Iran Nuclear Deal,” that was sidelined by the US under Trump.
Such a sequence of events, it is thought, would give Rouhani and his allies a significant political win in the build-up to the June elections. The move is opposed by the hardliners, though, who favor a stronger stance on the US.
“We do not need the nuclear deal anymore. Our strength comes from the fact that we have kept our existence without it,” said Hossein Salami, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
One member of parliament, meanwhile, said Iran should look to “impeach” Rouhani, following the example of Democrat senators in the US towards Trump, amid claims the trio were “friends” of the new administration in Washington.
- source : Mehr