“After the JCPOA, more than 100 foreign delegations have travelled to Iran and made $11.3bn of investment,” announced Reza Salehi Amiri, Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
“Before, we had to deal with a chain of international sanctions and embargoes. The JCPOA cut the chain.”
“The measures our government took in international arena were of national necessity,” he added, according to a Farsi report by IRNA.
“Iran sought to uphold its rights through negotiations which saved us from serious conflict. Thanks to negotiations, we managed to change the adversary international opinion about Iran.”
Salehi Amiri made the remarks a few days before the first anniversary of the implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the nuclear deal between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France, and Germany) which was adopted on January 16, 2016.