During the first 11 months of the Iranian year to March 20, non-oil exports have grown more than 30 percent, state media reported Monday.
Iran's Leader Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called for a resistance economy, one that limits exposure to international market shocks and sanctions pressures in part by weaning itself off oil for revenue, UPI reported.
IRNA reported that, under President Hassan Rouhani, there were three unidentified 'unfinished' national development plans yet to be started that could contribute to the resistance economy.
"[IMF] directors emphasized the importance of maintaining prudent macroeconomic policies and building buffers, strengthening the financial sector, and advancing reforms to lessen Iran's reliance on oil and develop the private sector," the IMF's assessment read.
"Inauguration of these projects showed that we can do great jobs and ... can be the first petrochemical power of the region," he said.
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