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Sanctions opportunity for Iran tourism: VP

Tehran, Iranian vice president said on Saturday that the sanctions imposed on the country can lead to improvement of tourism.

Despite the fact that the sanctions are a threat and can affect the country's economic situation, but in tourism field, the embargos are opportunity and can lead to increase of foreign tourists visiting the country, Iran's Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar said.

As a result of the Washington sanctions imposed on Iran, the country's currency (rial) suffered a dramatic decline.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian vice president noted that the country is in an extraordinary situation and the government officials should do their best to increase people's hope in the country's future.

US President Donald Trump has mounted pressure on Iran and on May 8 announced that Washington would withdraw from Iran's nuclear deal and re-impose nuclear-related sanctions on the country.

This is while most world powers, including Russia, China, and the European Union, have repeatedly stressed that keeping the deal is in the interest of the world peace and security.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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