VP Dismisses Impact of Trump’s Hostile Remarks on Iranian Markets
Iranian Vice-President for Economic Affairs Mohammad Nahavandian rejected any impacts left by US President Donald Trump's hostile comments on his country's markets, stressing Iran's reliance on the economy of resistance.
"Despite abundant propaganda about the US president's remarks and the threats he raised about the new strategy on Iran and the nuclear deal, Trump's speech didn’t leave any inflammatory impact on the Iranian markets," Nahavandian said, addressing a forum in Tehran on Sunday.
"This shows that the policies of economy of resistance have been effective in Iran's economy, and the government and people are accompanying each other and have the same goal in Iran's economy," he added.
In relevant remarks on Saturday, Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyed Mahmoud Alavi blasted Trump for his remarks against Iran and the nuclear deal, stressing that Washington has grown more isolated by opposition to an internationally-endorsed agreement.
"Trump's remarks further isolated the US and such cheap behavior will leave no impact on the Iranian people's tranquility and trust (in the Islamic Republic)," Alavi said.
He added that Trump's remarks will further increase unity and convergence among the Iranian people and lead them to further support for the country's defensive bodies, specially the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
His remarks came after US President Donald Trump delivered a speech on Friday, outlining Washington's strategy on Iran.
The US president refused to certify the 2015 international nuclear agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany, and warned that he might ultimately terminate it, in defiance of other world powers and undermining a landmark victory of multilateral diplomacy.
Trump said he would choose not to certify that Tehran is complying with the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
While Trump did not pull Washington out of the nuclear deal, he gave the US Congress 60 days to decide whether to reimpose economic sanctions against Tehran that were lifted under the pact.
Source: Fars News