Nov 05, 2018 09:27 Asia/Tehran

Iranian President described the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance as being at the forefront of fighting and resisting the conspiracies of the United States.

Iran PressIran news: Speaking in a meeting with the deputies and managers of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance on Monday, President Hassan Rouhani said, “Among our country’s economic sectors, the economy ministry is at the forefront of this resistance and fight against US conspiracies.”

He also went on to appreciate people’s considerable and glorious presence in November 4 protests and added, “With their large presence and showing their readiness for unity, integrity and resistance, the Iranian nation foiled US plots,” Iran press reported.

Rouhani appreciated the work and services of Dr Masoud Karbasian during his tenure at the economy ministry and Mr Rahmatollah Akrami for his term as the acting minister, saying, “Currently, our exchange and OTC have had a very good, constructive role. This is true that we have to transfer a part of responsibilities of banks to the capital market.”

Sanctions have helped the capital market, he said, adding, “The capital market has a heavy responsibility and can play a significant role during the time of sanctions, because they will be active as much as the banks are limited.”

“The more we can increase the gap between economy and the public sector, the more people will benefit from this. We need to hand over economy to people and if people and NGOs become active in helping the underprivileged, they will work better than the government,” Rouhani said.

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also went on to say, “We can hand over economy to people and Article 44 of the Constitution has to be literally implemented.”

“With people’s help and unity, we have to make Americans understand that they cannot talk to the great Iranian nation with the language of pressure and sanctions. They have to be punished for the history,” he continued.

The President added, “What the Americans are doing today is putting pressure merely on the people. Today, we are not the only one who are angry about US policies, even European companies and governments are angry about them.”

Rouhani also said, “I don’t think any other administration in the history of the United States has been this much against the law and international treaties. They have all had breaches of the law, but these people are at the top of them all. I have not seen any administration in the White House as racist as these people and you cannot expect more from them.” 

"This is not just us who want this term of US administration to become shorter and shorter, even their European allies tell me that this is one of their wishes. After that, they keep sending us messages for negotiation. You have to respect the deal that we reached after negotiation first. In my latest visit to New York, leaders of four countries were trying to mediate a negotiation with the current US President; while this does not need sending messages. You live up to your commitments and then we’ll talk”.

The president added, "We have no problem with talking, provided that the other party values its commitments and promises. If the other party pledges value to its commitments, negotiation is not a problem”.

"See how many countries are supporting the United States," said Rouhani, emphasising that fortunately today, Americans are isolated more than any time before because of their recent breach of the law.101/202


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