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Zarif: JCPOA reached thanks to Supreme Leader guidelines, people resistance

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, June 12, IRNA -- Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said here on Sunday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has been reached thanks to the guidelines of the Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and people's resistance and prayers.

Zarif made the remarks while attending Majlis (parliament) open session to give a report on Economy of Resistance and foreign investments.

Zarif reiterated that the anti-Iran sanctions would have been increased, if the JCPOA had not been reached.

He added that almost each month or year a new sanction was imposed against Tehran over the past years.

'If anti-Iran sanctions had continued, Iran's oil sale would have been reached less than 200,000 bpd and later close to zero ,' he said.

Zarif reiterated that thanks to Iranian people resistance and great efforts of Petroleum Ministry, Iran's oil exports have currently reached 2,000,000 bpd.

Today, the new Majlis is holding its seventh session since it started work after the February 26 Majlis elections nationwide.


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