Iran rejects Pompeo’s claim on its economy

TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) – Foreign Ministry has rejected US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claim on the status of the country’s economy, saying Iran’s economy has kept an over 8% growth throughout all the years fighting terrorism in the region.

In a statement on Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi reacted to the claim made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Iran’s economy is in decline due to its presence in the region, adding “such remarks are merely made out of a populist agenda and are a blatant fallacy. Fighting terrorism in the region and protecting peace, stability and security on our borders have rendered the US’ anti-Iranian plots ineffective, and this has caused them much concern.”

Iran’s economy has kept an over 8 percent growth throughout the years of fighting terrorism in the region, he added.

Ghasemi then condemned US authorities for using the ‘economic terrorism’ tool and imposing unjust and unlawful sanctions against Iran despite global objections in a bid to cover up its own crimes committed against the people of Iran and the Middle East region.

The Iranian diplomat further maintained that the US approach is of the same kind of strategic mistakes that the country has been repeatedly making for the past forty years.

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