News ID: 189435
Published: 0700 GMT March 15, 2017

Rouhani defends government’s performance

Rouhani defends government’s performance

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that his government has made ‘very positive measures’ in economic and manufacturing infrastructure since the beginning of the current Iranians year — which began on March 20, 2016.

“Establishing security, advancing economic plans through public support, acquiring self-sufficiency in wheat, succeeding in production and exports, compensating for previous setbacks in the energy sector, marking good growth in food, agriculture, transportation as well as tourism sectors, and inaugurating dams and new power plants are among these important measures,” Rouhani told reporters on the sidelines of the last cabinet session in the current year.

He said the government’s measures have been in line with the principles of the ‘resistance economy’ outlined by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

The Leader introduced the general policies of ‘resistance economy’ in February 2014, which are mainly aimed at boosting the national economy by reducing dependence on foreign products.

Rouhani said his government has also reduced dependence on petrodollars to comply with the Leader’s guidelines.

The president said the resistance economy should continue in a bid to achieve its objectives.

Further in his remarks, the chief executive called for establishing stronger unity on the eve of the Persian New Year.

“We can achieve the objectives of our Islamic establishment by [strengthening] unity, solidarity and brotherly ties,” he said.

Rouhani said the Islamic Republic has managed to establish calm and security despite the ongoing problems in the Middle East.


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