RNA - "Despite the fact that most of the country's needs were supplied through imports in the past, the focus for supplying goods is on indigenized products after sanctions," Larijani said, addressing a ceremony in the Southwestern province of Khuzestan on Tuesday.
He noted that the internal and knowledge-based companies have become more active and strengthened the country after sanctions, and continued, "This will improve the economic conditions next year."
"Iran has for years stood on its feet and played an important role in the region which is a great job and a source of honor for the country," Larijani said.
According to Fars News Agency, Washington’s unilateral sanctions against Tehran began in November 2018, five months after US President Donald Trump withdrew from an international deal on Iran’s nuclear program.
Claiming that the bans were working properly, Trump tightened them in May, only to see that Iran was finding new solutions to recoup the losses.