The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran in joint news conference with his Beninese counterpart Nassirou Bako Arifari said "The Islamic Republic of Iran gets around sanctions as much as possible to make them ineffectual to a great extent, thanks to its resourcefulness, political morale, and capabilities.”
Salehi asserted that Iran does not sit idle to let others do what they want, saying "With the perspective we have before us we hope that sanctions gradually fade.”
"Last time I said the same words I spoke based on information which I cannot mention yet,” he added.
Salehi asserted "Next year would be a promising one in terms of slackening sanctions. The Islamic Republic of Iran moves along mightily and gracefully at the frontline, to emerge triumphantly from this challenge that has adopted an economical form.”
He added "We presuppose that the two sides are willing to solve the nuclear issue. If we need to set a time for resolving the issue now is the best time.”