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Rouhani: Sanctions against Iran Shattered
By Staff, Agencies
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that he was announcing the sanctions against Iran were broken, adding that if Iranians were united, it would be lifted soon, since the United States knew that they had no way out except to return to their commitments.
Speaking in a cabinet meeting, Rouhani said that Iran’s economy has been dependent on oil since the time this fossil energy was discovered in the country, emphasizing that his administration managed last year to decrease oil-dependency in the budget to 8 percent, which, he said, is a historical record.
Rouhani also underlined that despite the US sanction and the coronavirus pandemic, the Iranian administration managed to increase the wages and salaries of both government employees and the retired people by an average 34 percent and more than double salaries of those retired with minimum pensions.
He also pointed to the financial assistance paid during the coronavirus pandemic to the people both as aid or loans to alleviate economic hardship and described it as an unprecedented measure in the Iranian history.
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