JCPOA Helped Iran Reconnect to Int'l Markets

JCPOA Helped Iran Reconnect to Int'l MarketsJCPOA Helped Iran Reconnect to Int'l Markets

Last year's nuclear deal with major powers, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, has brought the country many achievements in various areas, the most important of which is Iran retaking its trade share in international markets, said vice president for parliamentary affairs, Hosseinali Amiri.

Speaking at a meeting of administrative officials in Kohgilouyeh-Boyerahmad Province on Monday, Amiri said JCPOA provided Iran with an opportunity to reestablish contacts with developed countries, IRNA reported.

"Today, Iran plays an important role as a significant, influential country that contributes to the world's economic development," he said.

The vice president also said the government of President Hassan Rouhani plans to improve people's lives in both social and economic spheres to redress the people's difficult financial situation in recent years.

"People faced many problems during the term of the previous government due to the economic instability and unpredictable foreign exchange fluctuations," he said.

"The inflation rate reached 42% during the previous administration, but has dropped to less than 9% under the current government."

Amiri described criticism of the government as "unfair", saying that disappointing people and killing their hope would only harm the country.

"Iran has succeeded in maintaining security that is now a major concern in many countries across the world," he said.