2020-October-23 08:42
2020-September-7  15:04

Iran’s Renowned Filmmaker Denounces US Sanctions

TEHRAN (FNA)- Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi blasted American sanctions against Iran on the sidelines of the 77th Venice Film Festival.

“Our country has been under US sanctions for 40 years. Now that we are gripped by coronavirus, as a common global issue, one of the great problems of our country is sanctions on medicines, Majidi said.

“In these hard circumstances, medicine will not enter our country because we are under US sanctions. The Iranian people have been living in these tough conditions imposed on them by the inhumane US sanctions for 40 years,” he added.

“We are in a region full of crises, and unfortunately the children and families are more subjected to the ensuing damages. Poor families are getting poorer and this situation has caused problems for all societies, especially our country,” the filmmaker stressed.

In relevant remarks in late August, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined that the main focus of his government is on the economic boom in spite of the US sanctions and the spread of the coronavirus.

"Spurring economy and economic activities is the main priority of the government in the current Iranian year (started March 20, 2020)," President Rouhani said addressing the 161st session of Government’s Economic Coordinating Council.

He reiterated the government wants to pave suitable ways for inauguration of important projects of the country coupled with economic boom and stability, he emphasized.

Referring to the recent economic instructions of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei during the government week in Iran, as well as the compilation of 'Economic Roadmap', he said, “In addition to compensating the damages incurred to the economic sector of the country as a result of sanctions and spread of COVID-19, the government has taken effective steps in line with booming economy of the country."

The government managed to overcome sanctions and plots orchestrated by US against the country especially over the past two and a half years, Rouhani said, adding, “In addition to making efforts to alleviate economic shocks inflicted on people’s livelihood, the government is seeking to continue implementation of development policies of the country.”