Oil Sale, Release of Iran’s Frozen Assets among Pressing Matters: President

Oil Sale, Release of Iran’s Frozen Assets among Pressing Matters: President

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi called on his economic team to shift the focus on efforts to normalize the sale of oil and ensure the release of the country’s funds blocked abroad.

Speaking at a cabinet session on Sunday evening, Raisi said the pressing matters that the Iranian organizations must deal with immediately and seriously are the sale of oil and repatriation of the financial resources that have been unjustly blocked in other countries.

He also reiterated that the settlement of the economic problems should not depend on the removal of sanctions.

The administration will seek to have the sanctions lifted, but it won’t tie the efforts to resolve the economic problems to the termination of the sanctions, he stated, adding, “We will act in such a way that we’d be able to run the country even under the sanctions, considering the resistance economy and the domestic capacities.”

Raisi further stressed the need for serious action against corruption and administration of justice in all sectors.

In remarks at a meeting with the cabinet members on Saturday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei stressed that the foreign diplomacy of the country should be more active, in particular the economic diplomacy.

The Leader also emphasized that the diplomacy of the country should not be overshadowed by the nuclear issue. He stressed that the Americans have passed all limits in impudence and brazenness regarding the nuclear negotiations, adding, “It was they who withdrew from the JCPOA, but they speak as if it was Iran who withdrew from it. In reality, it was they who mocked the negotiations. The Europeans acted in the same way.”

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