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Basij Commander Urges Reliance on Domestic Economy in Post-Sanction Era

9 August 2015 17:46


Commander of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi called on the nation to implement the principles of economy of resistance after Tehran and the world powers reached a nuclear agreement which also paves the ground for the removal of sanctions.

“If you want to succeed, you should establish the basis for resistance economy. Today, everybody in the country is speaking about the economy of resistance and no one is opposed to it,” Naqdi said, addressing a gathering in Tehran on Sunday.

“Based on the resistance economy you cannot rely on enemy’s capital (investment) since it could be withdrawn any moment,” he added.

Naqdi said that the economy of resistance also necessitates increased scientific growth in the country.

Iran and the six world powers held several rounds of talks in Geneva, Lausanne and Vienna before striking a final agreement in Vienna on July 14 to end a 13-year-old nuclear standoff.

After the agreement, the UN Security Council unanimously endorsed a draft resolution turning into international law the Joint Comprehensive Plane Of Action (JCPOA) reached between Iran and the 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) group of countries over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

Many world states have underlined their enthusiasm for cooperation and investment in Iran after the nuclear agreement.

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