TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran industry growth proves ineffectiveness of US ‘maximum pressure’ policy . Iran’s president says production growth figures relating to Iran industry prove the failure of the United States’ so-called maximum pressure policy against the country.
“Production growth figures in various industrial sectors of the country are the best evidence of the ineffectiveness of the US maximum pressure policy,” President Hassan Rouhani said at a meeting of the government’s economic coordination headquarters in Tehran on Sunday.
Hailing the Iranian people’s resistance in the face of an economic war, Rouhani pointed out that even the US government acknowledges that the maximum pressure policy has failed.
He said Washington has clearly voiced its readiness to remove the sanctions during the ongoing talks in Vienna which are aimed at restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement.
“We will continue the negotiations until [reaching] a final agreement,” the president added.
Iran and the other five remaining parties to the nuclear deal – Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany – began discussions early last month to bring the US and Iran into full compliance with the deal, officially called the JCPOA.
The JCPOA was signed in 2015, but the US abandoned the deal in 2018 to inflict “maximum pressure” on Iran. In response, Iran began in 2019 to gradually ditch its nuclear commitments under the deal.
The talks in the Austrian capital are also attended by the US, but Tehran and Washington are not in direct contact.
The fifth round of the talks, which will begin in the coming days, is widely speculated to be the last one, as participants noted the “good” progress that was made in the fourth round and said an agreement is “within reach”.
Also, President Rouhani said on Thursday that the participants had agreed to remove all main sanctions targeting the country’s oil, petrochemical, shipping and insurance sectors as well as the Central Bank of Iran.