May 15, 2019, 9:50 AM
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Rouhani: Iran to overcome harsh times with unity

Tehran, May 15, IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Iranians will leave behind the current difficulties thanks to national solidarity, self-sacrifice, planning, better management and better governance.

The President made the remarks in a meeting with the Supreme Leader in presence of the cabinet members, the MPs, the heads of three branches of government and the cultural, social and political activists.

Rouhani referred to inauguration of 15 phases of South Pars gas field, saying the biggest gas condensate refinery which is unique in the Middle East has been inaugurated.

It increased gas production two-fold and caused self-sufficiency, he said.

He pointed to opening the development plans including the roads, railway and also linking four provinces to main railroad.

Reminding improvement in trade balance of the agricultural products, Rouhani said that in addition to rise in guaranteed wheat purchase, increasing the production of oilseeds and self-sufficiency in wheat production, greenhouse cultivation increased from 8,000 hectares to 15,000 hectares.

He also vowed the figure to reach 20,000 hectares in the future.

Referring to pressures that people are suffering from these days, Rouhani urged officials to control imported goods for confronting sanctions and reducing people's problems.

Referring to US decision to stop Iran oil exports and imposing psychological and media pressures, he said Iranian government will pass problems with unity, self-sacrifice, planning, better management and good governance.

Americans think falsely that they will be able to bring Iranians to their knees and have even set date for it, Rouhani said adding that Iranians with their resistance have created golden era in the history of Iran.

Elaborating on Iran 60-day deadline to Europe, he said that reducing two commitments to the nuclear deal since May 8, Iran will leave two other ones after 60 days.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran will give a 60-day moratorium to the states parties to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to remedy their breaches and restore Iran's interests enshrined by the international deal.

Iranian Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) in a statement announced that Iran has stopped some of its commitments under the JCPOA as of May 8, 2019.

Over the past year and after the US illegal withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal and its breach of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231, the Islamic Republic of Iran has shown most of its self-restraint and has given considerable opportunity on requests made by other parties to JCPOA, the statement reads.

May 8 marks the first anniversary of the US unilateral withdrawal from the Iran Deal formally known as the JCPOA endorsed by United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.


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