Hassan Rouhani: Our economic activities, despite enemy’s pressure, are positive and promising. During past 9 months, our balance of trade in non-oil export is positive with $750 million. This shows that all economic actors in the private and public sectors have done their best in a year which has been full hardships. And I am proud of this statistic. In this cabinet meeting, I asked the oil minister. We are selling our oil just as planned. And people must know clearly that Americans will never achieve their goals in preventing Iran’s exporting oil, gas condensates, gas or other products. And we will go on our path.
[IRIB footage shows Hassan Rouhani’s speech in cabinet meeting on January 2, in which he claims economic activities in Iran have been “positive and promising” in both oil and non-oil exports despite US pressures.]