Rouhani attends the opening of the phase 15-16 of the South Pars gas field facilities in the southern port town of Assaluyeh. AFP / IRANIAN PRESIDENCY / HO
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President Hassan Rouhani pledged Monday that Iran was about to enter "a year of economic prosperity," with sanctions lifted, and said his government had delivered on its promises. His comments referred to last July's nuclear deal with world powers that is finally expected to be implemented soon, possibly within days.Speaking near Bushehr, a southern port city on the Gulf, Rouhani, a moderate president, also drew attention to elections on Feb. 26 in which his allies are looking to make gains in parliament.Inflation was more than 40 percent when Rouhani came to power in August 2013 but it has since fallen to 13 percent, according to the national statistics agency.On the back of the deal on Iran's nuclear program, Rouhani wants to make greater inroads in domestic policy.
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