Tehran (IP) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said that today, non-oil exports are responsible for providing the currency needed by the country.

Iran Press/Iran newsRouhani stated on Wednesday that Iran is facing bigger problems in oil exports, and the problem should be compensated by exporting other goods.

The President said: "The Ministry of Industry, Mine, and Trade is at the forefront of the fight against sanctions, and it is responsible for supplying basic and essential goods."

Today( Wednesday) in the cabinet meeting, Hassan Rouhani thanked the parliament for the vote of confidence to the Minister of Industry, Mine, and Trade and said: "In the field of production, our movement should be better than in previous years. Despite the coronavirus spread, statistics in the first four or five months of the current Iranian year show that we are witnessing a growth in production compared to last year."

"People should know that despite the hardships and pressure of sanctions, the agricultural, industrial, and service sectors have grown," he noted.

"In previous years, we were under sanctions, not economic war," Rouhani said.

"In the past, the government exported at least one million barrels of oil a day at a price of $ 120. In 2013, when oil prices fell, it was $ 104 a barrel. Our banks were not in the situation today and they had better conditions." the president highlighted.

The president stressed: "In the 11th government, the situation was better and we were removed from the FATF blacklist, and unfortunately, problems arose for us because of the four bills."


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