Nov 12, 2020 15:48 UTC
  • Time for US' ‘maximum pressure’ policy over: President Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani says the time for the United States’ policy of exerting ‘maximum pressure’ on other countries, including the Islamic Republic, is over and this policy has failed to produce any results.

According to Press TV, the president made the remarks on Thursday while addressing the inauguration ceremony of a series of national projects in the fields of education and health through video conference.

Alluding to US President Donald Trump’s policy of mounting maximum pressure on Iran to force the country to submit to Washington’s demands, Rouhani said, “All signs and indications in the current world, from America to Europe, show that the world has understood that the [policy of exerting] maximum pressure is not effective and its time is over.”

As an instance of the country’s continued advancement in the face of illegal pressure by the US and its allies, the president referred to its considerable development in the area of medical sciences.

“One of the country’s sources of pride today is its ranking among the world’s advanced countries in the area of medical science,” he said.

The chief executive cited the high rate of medical tourists that are attracted to the country each year as a case in point.

Many travel to the Islamic Republic even from developed countries for medical treatment not only because it would cost them less here, but also because “they have more trust in our [abilities in the area of] medical science.”

His back-to-back tenures, Rouhani added, featured “essential” refurbishment of medical centers. This led to creation of twice more hospital beds across the country than had ever been created during any other period throughout its history, the president said.