Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 9 Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend: The government of Iran will prioritize privatization and support for the private sector with the aim of improving social welfare and economic growth, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said. He said the attraction of investment and technology are of highest importance for Iran, IRIB news agency reported February 9. He also said corruption and monopoly are among the diseases of Iran's economy, underlining that real progress is impossible as long as they exist. To tackle the problems, Rouhani said, that a single customs service should be created, banks should handle their direct duties and the currency rates should be fixed. The Iranian president further said that the nuclear deal was a win-win game at the interest of all sides. Iran would continue its win-win policy to enhance relations with the world and the neighbors, he added. Rouhani further called removal of Iran's sanctions as a big achievement which resulted from Iranian nation's resistance. Iran and the P5+1 group (the US, the UK, France, China, Russia and Germany) implemented the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, aka nuclear deal),on Jan. 16, which eliminated sanctions on the country, including the restrictions over banking sector, releasing blocked assets abroad, etc.
Rouhani says privatization of priority for Iran in post-JCPOA era
9 February 2016 16:40 (UTC+04:00)