President Hassan Rouhani said that the people who paid for the sanctions and Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) relieved them of problems. Adressing inaugural ceremony of 400 developmental and economic projects via videoconference, he said, ‘Our financial transactions with the world was such that transferring or receiving money had been charging us 11 percent in charges while the figure has declined to three percent today.’ Referring to multiple achievements of the 2015 nuclear deal, the top executive said, “JCPOA saved us. One of its impacts is breaking down siege on Iran”. Describing public confidence as his administration’s biggest asset, Rouhani said that if the government has managed to do something, it was in the wake of public confidence. The people believe in the government which will leave behind all the problems with this asset, he said. Thegovernment lowered inflation rate from 45 percent to 15 percent and it was through the unity between the government and nation that non-oil exports overtook imports for the first time during the past 62 years, he said. He also hailed agriculture development projects inaugurated in Shiraz, saying that agriculture has been revolutionized in the country in recent years and it will push the country towards self-sufficiency.