TEHRAN – President Ebrahim Raisi on Saturday touched on the failure of the enemy’s maximum pressure on Iran, saying the country’s oil exports have reached the pre-sanction levels.
“The enemies have formally announced maxim pressure has ended in failure and we saw that our exports to the region have increased,” he said.
“In spite of the sanctions, we can make great strides for the country’s progress. We are aware that the enemy is opposed to our progress, growth of our production and our economy becoming resistant,” he added.
Raisi touched on the talks to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and remove sanctions on Tehran. He said Iran has already made it clear that it would not hold negotiations for the sake of negotiations.
The president said the International Atomic Energy Agency has acknowledged 15 times that Iran’s nuclear activities did not deviate from peaceful purposes, but the IAEA is raising doubts again.
The talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal began in Vienna in April 2021 but were suspended in March.
Officials say Iran needs strong guarantees that it can reap the economic benefits from the deal and the other party will not unilaterally withdraw from it again.