Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 16 / Trend S. Isayev, T. Jafarov /
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speaking at the open session of Parliament today, outlined three conclusions to the sanctions imposed on Iran, IRIB reported.
"The way I see it, there are three conclusions that we can made," Ahmadinejad said.
"The first one - we can remain as we were, wait for more attacks and restrictions, and find ways to get around them. Second - we can simply surrender to the enemy, and do whatever it tells us to. The people, the parliament, the Supreme Leader are against this option," Ahmadinejad noted.
The third option, according to the president would be a structural change, and using Iran's national capacities, to discourage the enemy.
Ahmadinejad noted that although sanctions have created problems for the country, but approaches should be adopted to deal with the problems.
"The sanctions naturally caused some problems for the country, slowing down its growth," he said, adding that the sanctions have also affected the population of Iran.
The president noted, that foreign trade has also been affected because of the imposed restrictions.
"This is one of the main objectives of the enemies," he said.
"Sanctions which have been imposed on the Central Bank and oil sales have created some problems. They aim to put pressure on the government and the people and cripple the trend of progress in the country," he said.
On October 23, 2012, MPs decided to summon Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to parliament to answer a number of questions regarding Iran's economy.
Turbulence in the foreign exchange market, problems gripping the industrial sector, and mismanagement in the mining sector, were among the major reasons behind the impeachment moves.
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