"Today, the American people and the new administration of the country have realised that they made a mistake about Iran and we hope that they will make up for this mistake soon," said the President, adding that there is nothing wrong about surrendering to the law; do not be ashamed, surrender to coercion is bad.
Speaking on Thursday at the inauguration ceremony of national industrial and mining projects in the three provinces of Hormozgan, Kerman and Mazandaran, Dr Hassan Rouhani emphasised, "The fact that these days it is said in propaganda that Iran has taken measures to put pressure on the United States is wrong, what we want is compliance with the law and obligations".
Dr Rouhani stated that respecting international rules and obligations and its implementation is one of the human and political duties of all governments, and added, "We hope that Americans will return to the law and abide by their obligations and the provisions of UN Security Council Resolution 2231".
"Our goal was for the Twelfth Government to be a continuation of the Eleventh Government, but we did not think a madman would take office in the United States," the president said, referring to the inauguration of important national industrial and mining projects.
Dr Rouhani added, "They thought that the people would kneel under pressure on the Iranian nation, but the inauguration of national projects in the country, including the opening of a 7.5-ton steel pellet production line in one day, despite all sanctions, economic war and coronavirus, shows a surge in production".
"This shows that the country is alive and active, and 70 and 80 percent growth in parts of the steel chain is one of the miracles of the power of the great nation of Iran," said Rouhani.
Referring to the opening of an export terminal in the southern part of the country and in a suitable border region between the three provinces of Fars, Hormozgan and Bushehr, the President said, "Export terminals and wharves greatly help the export of petrochemical, steel and aluminium products and the opening of such export centres are of great importance in Parsian strategic zone and other zones throughout the country".
Dr Rouhani also described the opening of an agricultural export terminal in the northern part of the country for the purchase and packaging of farmers' products as very important, and emphasised, "Such terminals can be a good reserve for domestic and central export of agricultural products".
The President described Iran's joining to the Eurasian Union as one of the important achievements of the Government of Prudence and Hope and stated, "We seek to perpetuate our presence in this union, because such international unions are important in advancing the goals of the policies of the Economy of Resistance".
Emphasising that running the country without oil is one of the honours of the twelfth government, the president continued, "The enemy did its best to stop the country's oil exports".
Dr Rouhani described the increase in non-oil exports to $43 billion in 2019, despite the economic war and the outbreak of coronavirus, as other achievements of the government, and expressed hope that with the increase in non-oil exports and production in the country, we will see development and prosperity.