Sep 7, 2018, 10:31 AM
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Sanctions opportunity for Iran's development: IRIB chief

Tehran, Sept 7, IRNA – Head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Friday described the enemies' sanctions imposed on Iran as the golden opportunity to develop the country.

The sanctions imposed on Iran by the enemies of revolution and the Islamic establishment are golden opportunities to develop Islamic Iran and the internal capacities should be employed in the best way to counter foreign pressures, Abdolali Ali Asgari said in a local ceremony.

He referred to the World Bank report on Iran's economy and the fact that it has been the world's 18th biggest economy in 2017 based on gross domestic product (GDP) index measured upon Purchase Power Parities (PPP) and urged all people and officials to focus on resolution of economic problems and promotion of country's economy.

The US President Donald Trump mounted pressure on Iran and on May 8 announced that Washington would withdraw from Iran's nuclear deal and re-impose nuclear-related sanctions on the country.

This is while most world powers, including Russia, China, and the European Union, have repeatedly stressed that keeping the deal is in the interest of the world peace and security.

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