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President in a live TV interview:

Decreasing the inflation rate and achieving economic growth will be the government’s firm path

President Rouhani described the new plans and policies of the government for economic growth, the most important foreign relations plans, and regional and global issues in a live television interview.

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Wed 14 - October 2015 - 00:09

“People are getting ready to show their respect to the culture of Ashura which is the culture of dignity, freedom, and resistance against injustice and unjust direction” said President Hassan Rouhani in the television interview late on Tuesday in Tehran.

Speaking about Iranian people’s hearts being filled with grief prior to Muharram month Dr Rouhani said: “Our people were bereaved because of Mina catastrophe which showed how imprudent Saudi authorities were”.

He also expressed hope that the fate of missing pilgrims be learned of for the Iranian people.

Thanking those who helped JCPOA to become realized, President said: “The entire Iranian nation played their role in the negotiations with the 6 world powers by constant endeavour, resistance, and endurance during the 10 to 12 years, especially in the latest 2 years. It is necessary to thank the Supreme Leader and the Majlis which ratified the plan of government’s duties in implementing the JCPOA”.

On the implementation of JCPOA, President Rouhani said that it is going to start from next week and everyone should begin the implementation process and prepare the preliminaries and legal formalities to the point that in the next one or two months the sanctions will be lifted and new conditions will be before the country.
“One of the important points in the nuclear negotiations was economic issues, not from a viewpoint that what is the process of economy in the country, but because economy and sanctions were the enemy’s trick to put pressure on the Iranian people” added President.
Speaking about the big powers’ first experience in sanctions related to baking system, Rouhani said that when they felt that the Iranian economy was solely based on oil and its money coming the country through the banking system, they put pressure on us.
He also pointed out that two years ago the country’s inflation rate was above 40 percent and said: “The government’s aim was to take away the tool of sanctions from the other side’s hands and we did this by sending a counter-message that we can bring order to our economy and come out of recession”.
“We announced that we can lower the inflation rate to 25 percent by the end of the previous year but, at the end of the day, we could decrease it to 15 percent and right now this process is continuing” added Dr Rouhani, saying that this would be the government’s constant path.
He also said: “As the Supreme Leader said earlier, we should properly implement the Resistive Economy plan and disappoint the enemy to the point that they feel that sanctions are not working”.
“Affluent countries which were a part of the conspiracy of lowering the price of oil, had to expend their resources. This means that they confronted with some problems but here in Iran we could keep on decreasing the inflation rate” continued Rouhani.
Noting that the oil income of the country has been anticipated to be $25bn which is the least income during the past 10 years, he said that the government could manage the economy by proper planning and with people’s help.
Saying that next year will be characterized by the lift of sanctions and country’s resources becoming liberated, President said: “We will have a much better condition next year and that is why the world is rushing towards Iran”.
“My message to the people of Iran is that they should get ready for a jump-start in production and economic boom” added Dr Rouhani.
On the continuation of the government’s recession-fighting policies, Rouhani said: “Sanctions will be lifted and we will witness its effects on our economy. Right now, we need a package to boost the economy”.
He also talked about banking system and the Central Bank granting concessions to the banks which work by the rules and, therefore, decreasing the interest rates which can eventually lead to the desired economic boom. Rouhani continued by noting that $2.3bn has been allocated for construction plans and SMEs.
On providing people’s needs and goods, President Rouhani announced the government’s 20-percent allocation of new resources for those who want to get married and need home appliances.
The President also said that economic managers and foreign companies have been required to increase their capital and technological cooperation with Iran. He continued: “One of our conditions for foreign entrepreneurs’ activities in Iran, is that we give them a part of our domestic market, in return for having a part of regional and international market”.
Rouhani also said that the way for our country to be impenetrable against the world powers is to achieve power and authority with an environment in which there is enough economic security.
He called on for more help and support from the Legislative and Judicial branches in a serious fight against corruption.
“In the beginning, I vowed to have constructive interaction with the world, save the economy, and revive and restore morality in the country and I am still keeping these 3 promises” said President Rouhani.
He added: “My message to the countries of the region is ‘cooperation for stability, development, and economic growth’”.
President also assured the people to keep to his policies in the plan of Health Sector Evolution and food safety.


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