Iran nation immune from sanctions - Vice President
Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi says the government will not allow the sanctions to exert the slightest pressure on the nation, Press TV reported.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of a giant gas pipeline in southern Iran on Monday, Rahimi described the sanctions imposed against Iran as "unjust and oppressive."
"Relying on prudent planning, the government is trying to turn threats into opportunities for self-sufficiency of the Iranian nation and thwart the oppressive sanctions imposed by enemies," ILNA quoted Rahimi as saying.
"Today almost all sections of our industries have been localized and these breakthroughs are the result of the Iranian nation's vigilance and awareness," Rahimi noted.
Following the June 9 UN Security Council sanctions resolution against Iran, the US and the European Union imposed unilateral sanctions on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program.
The US accuses Iran of pursuing a military nuclear program.
Tehran rejects the allegations, arguing that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology.