Sanctions removal not enough for Iran economy’s improvement – Khamenei (UPDATE-2)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 19
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that lifting international sanctions on his country is not enough for improvement of economic condition in the country.
Khamenei made the remarks in a letter to President Hassan Rouhani on Jan. 19, posted on his official website.
Earlier, Rouhani in his letter to Khamenei, which was published Jan. 18, provided details on the recent implementation of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, and briefed him on achievements on the deal.
Answering to Rouhani's letter, Khamenei expressed satisfaction with the removal of international sanctions against Iran.
Iran's economy was stifled by the 12-year-old sanctions, which were on Jan. 16, lifted according to the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 (the US, the UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany).
Khamenei further stressed that the removal of sanctions was a result of the Iranian people's resistance.
He also wrote in his letter that Iranian officials should take care that the counter party completely fulfils its obligations.
Iranian supreme leader also called on the country's officials to be vigilant about the "deceit and treachery" of "arrogant countries," in particular the US, in the nuclear case and other issues.
Khamenei added that high costs have been paid for the nuclear deal, which should not be neglected.
The supreme leader, in his letter, further thanked the nuclear negotiations team and the country's nuclear scientists for their sustained efforts.