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Encouraging Zimbabwe, Iran made great achievements under sanctions

Iran has made great achievements under the US-engineered sanctions and Iranians have learned to make use of pressures and attain self-sufficiency in various sectors, says a senior Iranian official.

Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Saturday that the Iranian nation has learned to use Western pressures to attain self-sufficiency, and that explains why the country has managed to make considerable achievements under sanctions.

The Iranian official made the remarks in a meeting with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on the sidelines of the 50th summit of the Group of 77 developing countries plus China in Bolivia’s eastern city of Santa Cruz.

Jahangiri also praised Zimbabwe’s “positive and constructive” stance in international organizations vis-à-vis unjust sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic.

The Iranian official said Iran’s foreign policy is based on the establishment of friendly ties with African countries, adding that Tehran is ready to expand relations with Harare in political, economic and cultural fields.

President Mugabe, for his part, condemned the US-led sanctions against Iran, stating that arrogant powers believe the “entire world belongs to them and other countries are their servants.”

He also called for unity among countries slapped by sanctions, stressing that the Group of 77 developing countries plus China can contribute to the realization of such an objective.

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