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West no reliable economic partner: Rouhani

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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Western countries are not reliable for economic cooperation.

According to Tasnim news agency, addressing a meeting of Iran-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce and the two countries’ traders on Thursday, Rouhani said Western countries are not reliable for economic cooperation and relations as “they trample on the interests of the other side and their own in tough times but neighboring countries don’t”.

He further referred to the economic embargoes imposed by the West on the Islamic Republic and said: “We have learned from the sanctions that we should give priority to the development of commercial ties with our neighbors.”

Rouhani further underlined that the Iranian nation has managed to curb the negative effects of sanctions and effectively carry out its economic programs despite all pressures.

The US and some of its allies have repeatedly charged that Iran may intend to acquire nuclear-weapons capability and over the false allegation have imposed a series of illegal unilateral sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

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