Iranian First Vice President, Eshaq Jahangiri, said that his country is witnessing the last days of US sanctions, and good days waiting for the country.
This came in a speech delivered by Jehangiri, on Sunday, on the sidelines of a visit to the 25th International Exhibition of “Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals” in the capital, Tehran.
“The country’s income from foreign currencies has decreased by more than $ 100 billion due to the US sanctions,” he stressed.
“We are in the last days of the US sanctions, the good days await the Iranian people with the sanctions being lifted,” he added.
And he added, “Those who tried to put an obstacle in front of the government instead of fighting against the United States feel ashamed now”.
“We broke a record in oil and petroleum products exports in recent months, despite the sanctions,” he said.
He added, to former US President Donald Trump, “who wanted to reduce our exports to zero, to know that they increased more than 4 times”.
On Friday, Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif stated that the administration of US President Joe Biden could save the nuclear agreement, but he considered that the window of opportunity would not be open forever.
In January 2020, Iran announced the suspension of all its pledges contained in the nuclear agreement, in response to Washington’s assassination days earlier, Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, and the Iraqi deputy head of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Authority, Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, and others in an aerial bombardment in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
In May 2018, Washington withdrew from the nuclear agreement signed in 2015 between Iran and the (5 + 1) group, which includes Russia, Britain, China, the United States, France and Germany, and imposed economic sanctions on Tehran.
The agreement stipulates Tehran’s commitment to abandon, for a period of not less than 10 years, vital parts of its nuclear program, and to restrict it significantly, with the aim of preventing it from having the ability to develop nuclear weapons, in exchange for the lifting of sanctions.