Jun 24, 2020, 12:28 AM
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Veep: Iranian gov't, people emerge victorious in economic war with US

Tehran, June 24, IRNA – First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri said on Tuesday that in the face of the most brutal US sanctions against the Iranian people, the country did not face any problem in terms of providing basic goods and food needed by the people and the Iranian government and nation emerged victorious against the threats and consequences of coronavirus.

Jahangiri made the remarks in a meeting with senior directors of Agriculture Jihad Ministry late on Tuesday.

He added that the Americans launched the economic war against Iran to make the country's economy collapse, but the country was triumphant in the field as its economy did not fall apart.

Noting that agriculture Jihad Ministry's achievements boosted public tolerance, he said that the steps taken to ensure food security and the ministry's achievements in gross domestic product and the provision of agricultural, horticultural, livestock and fisheries needs are numerous and commendable, and should be well explained to the public.

The increase in agricultural production from 96 million tons in 2013 to 125 million tons last year is very important, this issue becomes more valuable when the area under cultivation has not increased in this government's tenure because it has always insisted that due to restrictions of water resources, the area under cultivation should be reduced, so this achievement has been achieved thanks to adopting wise measures.

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