Jan 5, 2019, 11:55 PM
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Veep: US aimig at Iranian people’s livelihood

Tehran, Jan 5, IRNA – First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Saturday that the Americans have taken aim at the Iranian people’s livelihood, as they impose sanctions on basic goods and raw materials needed for production.

“US is trying to stop major Iranian income resource, that’s to say oil sales, as they in their own imagination wanted to bring oil sales to zero but they failed with the grace of God,” he said.

In a meeting with the managing director of Ports and Maritime Organization, he added that the institute as a major sector of the country’s economy shoulders a heavy burden in sanctions era.

“At a time when foreign shipping companies did not stop cooperation with Iran, local companies shoulder a double burden so that imports and exports of goods will not come to a halt due to restrictions in the transportation sector,” he said.

Noting that the government is serious determined to solve problems faceting shipping sector, he said that Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization shoulders a heavy burden in times of sanctions.

Jahangiri also referred to the extensive capacities of Iran’s sea transportation sector, saying that it can render great services for the other countries and earn income from it.

Managing Director of Ports and Maritime Organization Mohammad Saeedi, for his part, talked about their problems and called for the government’s special attention to the sector to solve its challenges.

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