Mohammad Reza Rahimi Praises Iran’s Economic Progress
As the Western governments have imposed fatal sanctions on Iran’s economy, Iran’s vice-president Mohammad-Reza Rahimi said on Thursday that Islamic Republic’s economic development is remarkable. Economists argue that Iranian government under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had failed to manage the country’s economy properly.
Addressing a group of reporters at Tehran, Mohammad-Reza Rahimi said: “If we take a close look and analyze the statistics published by different ministries, we can understand that Iran’s economic development is remarkable. However, the European and American countries are trying hard to damage our country’s economy, but they have failed to achieve any of their hostile goals.”
All nominees entered Iran’s 2013 presidential election criticized the performance of Iranian government during the recent eight years. “Unfortunately, the candidates didn’t have fair views and opinions about the activities of Iranian government. Starting the first day, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did what he could to help Iran’s economy.” Mohammad-Reza Rahimi declared his support for the soon-to-be former president of Islamic Republic.
“At the same time, we managed to pursue our nuclear plan despite external pressures from world powers. I kindly urge the next government of Iran to follow the route of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.” Rahimi added.
Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, has already announced that he will negotiate directly with the United States government over Islamic Republic’s nuclear case.
“The Iranian government also succeeded to export its petrochemical products including crude oil to clients without any problem.” Mohammad-Reza Rahimi concluded.
Economic embargoes on Iran made many countries with the exception of China and India to stop importing natural gas and oil from the Middle Eastern state. According to local media reports, Iran lost 50% of its oil revenues because of the sanctions.