Rouhani: Iran’s oil-gas sector not under nuke sanctions anymore (UPDATE 2)
Tehran, Iran, Jan. 17
By Mehdi Sepahvand, Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Iran’s president said that the nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers which came into force in last January is a great national achievement.
He made the remarks during a press conference in Tehran on the first anniversary of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action aka nuclear deal) implementation, Trend's correspondent reported from the event.
Rouhani said that all nuclear sanctions have been removed after the implementation of JCPOA.
"Iran’s oil and gas sector is not under nuclear sanctions anymore," Rouhani said.
However, he added that the US is stonewalling implementation of the JCPOA.
"That is what we expected," Rouhani said.
The IAEA has admitted that Iran’s nuclear program has not any point of suspicion, he said, adding that the end of the nuclear dossier meant a moral high-ground for Iranian people.
He further touched upon his administration’s economic achievements, saying the economic growth of 6.4 percent in current Iranian year(started March 2016) was unique in the region, while many countries had been hit by economic recession.