Government vigorously working on removal of Iran sanctions

TEHRAN, Dec. 06 (MNA) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi said that his administration is vehemently working on the issue of the removal of sanctions imposed on the Iranian people.

Speaking in his third televised address to the nation since he took office in August, Raeis said despite certain speculations that Iran lacks initiatives and worthy words to offer to the Joint Commission meeting of the Joint Comprehensives Plan of Action, the country took part in negotiations in a powerful and dignified manner.

The Iranian delegation also offered two scripts, namely on the nuclear activities and the need for removal of sanctions based on the JCPOA content to the meeting, he added. 

He further emphasized that two things have been at the center of efforts since the beginning of his administration, namely overcoming sanctions and also lifting of sanctions.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Raeisi pointed to his recent presence in two international meetings in Ashgabat and Dushanbe, the capitals of Turkmenistan and Tajikistan respectively, saying that during his tenure, he had made it clear to all, both during his face-to-face contacts with foreign delegations and officials as well as telephone conversations that the will of the Islamic Republic of Iran is to expand social, political, cultural and economic relations with the world.

Referring to his presence at the Shanghai Summit, the President said that his meetings with the participating leaders served to emphasize the development of Iran's relations with other countries.

However, he said, he was not satisfied with the current level of relations with the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and like other participating leaders expected mutual cooperation to grow.

According to Foreign Ministry figures, Raeisi said, Iran's trade with Tajikistan has tripled since his trip to Ashgabat.

The Iranian President said he had asked economic activists to gear up their activities in the SCO following Iran's acceptance as a permanent member of the organization.

He also noted that during his visit to Turkmenistan to attend the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit, the five-year problems between Iran and Turkmenistan including the transit issue was resolved.

A gas swap agreement was also signed among Turkmenistan, Iran and Azerbaijan during the visit that could be a good ground for turning Iran into a regional transit hub, he added. 

Referring to Iran's high capacity, Raeisi said that thanks to the unique sea and shore capacities it enjoys, Iran can act successfully.

Iran also concluded agreements with some neighboring countries which have not been publicly announced yet, he said, adding that these contracts contain very large sums and very important measures that have been concluded with neighboring countries.

Significant work has begun for the country's economic prosperity, and economic activists can be active, he added.

Outlining the most remarkable achievements of his government during the past 100 days since his inauguration, the President stressed that 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been so far been injected across which he believed is a sign of efforts to restore the lost hope and trust of the people.

Raeisi said the most important issue is the lives of the people and that the government is seriously pursuing issues related to vaccines.

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