Tehran (IP) - Iran’s president said on Tuesday that the country is facing a war, and the fact is that whoever does not say this has denied the reality, noting that no one has the right to distort the realities in the country.

Iran PressIran news: Speaking at the 60th session of the General Assembly of the Central Bank of Iran, Hassan Rouhani said: "We know that the conditions of the country should be divided into at least two terms; Before 2019, our situation was relatively normal despite a lot of pressure, but at the same time we managed to cross this path to some extent, and the situation in the country was good.”

He added: "If we compare early 2015 to early 2018, economic growth, inflation, and employment were really good. In these three years, our inflation has been 10%, some years it has been single-digit. In 2017 and 2018, our inflation was in the single digits. Even in early 2019, we continued single-digit inflation."

He went on to say: "We have reduced inflation to single-digit inflation. In terms of economic growth in 2016, we had the highest economic growth in the world, which was unprecedented in our history, but at the same time, we were facing a war.”

Rouhani said: "We got into an economic war, that is, a man who did not believe in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the law, the covenant, and human principles, became the US president, contrary to all international principles, laws, and obligations, he suddenly withdrew from the JCPOA and imposed severe sanctions on us, which was a special condition.”

Referring to the statistics presented in the Central Bank of Iran report, Rouhani said: "According to these statistics, we had an average of $ 45 billion to $ 46 billion in oil revenues in previous years, and even in 2011, our average oil revenue was $ 112 billion, and in 2019, this revenue decreased and it decreased even more in 2020, and this is very important. Our average oil revenue fell to one-fifth, which affects imports and prices of the currency.

Calling the situation very strange, the president described the goal of the perpetrators of the war as to be the collapse of the Iranian economy, saying: "They did not succeed, and the Iranian economy continued its path, which of course is declining. Many investments were reduced, and the suffering of the people increased."


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