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Emphasising that the government is not unaware of the pain, problems and sufferings of the people for a moment, the President assured that all members of the government will do their best to solve the problems and provide the necessary goods and foreign currency needs of the country and are proud to serve the people.

Wed 14 - October 2020 - 13:26

Speaking on Wednesday at the cabinet meeting, Dr Hassan Rouhani called on all officials to work harder to advance and fulfil their responsibilities to serve the people.

The President described the economic war imposed by the enemy since 2018, the floods of 2019 in 25 provinces and the outbreak of Coronavirus since 2020 as three great tests for the people, officials and managers of the country and emphasised that the people and officials of the country came out proud.

Congratulating the Iranian nation on the lifting the unjust arms embargo on October 18, Dr Rouhani said, "This 10-year oppressive embargo will be lifted on Sunday, October 18, with people’s resistance and the efforts of our country's diplomats, despite 4 years of US efforts".

The president added, "Those who say what the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has done, this is one of them. From Sunday, we can buy and sell weapons, and this was one of the measures taken by the Government of Prudence and Hope”.

Dr Rouhani further referred to the destructive actions of the White House rulers in the region and said, "Look what they did to Afghanistan and what is happening in the country and who is in control of its west and east. Look what those who claimed to destroy ISIS did. What success in foreign policy has the US government achieved over the past four years?”

Stating that the White House rulers have failed in all cases, the president said, "They have achieved no success except to speak with a forceful and rude tone that even a director of a small group does not use that tone and words. Of course, this shows that the resistance and power of the Iranian nation has made them very angry and brought them to their knees”.

Dr Rouhani went on to emphasise that the government is not just chanting slogans, referring to some of the country's achievements and said, "Our agricultural sector has taken a step forward and this year the amount of wheat purchased has increased by 7% compared to last year”. 

“The country's production in the past month compared to the same period last year has grown by 11 percent and sales by 14 percent, and this figure has grown over the past six months in the production sector in the field of industry 6.4 percent and 8 percent in sales,” said Rouhani.

The President also stated that the increase in non-oil exports in the last month compared to August was 25% and said, "The upward trend of non-oil exports has begun, and in the second half of the year, our economic situation will improve".

In this regard, Dr Rouhani referred to the amount of investment demand in the country and stated, “Investment demand in the country in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year has increased by 37 percent”.

Emphasising that the government will continue its efforts to increase production in the year of Surge in Production, the president said, "Our success will increase when we all join hands and help each other".

Dr Rouhani also referred to the intensification of some coronavirus-related restrictions in recent days and added, "Increasing these restrictions is only for the health of the people and we do not want anyone to be bothered, and these restrictions are among the measures that are necessary for public health".

In another part of his speech, the President referred to the importance of digital economy and said, "Yesterday, we inaugurated a system in the country that has registered all university degrees since 2013, and this is an important task and an effort to strengthen e-government”.

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