Constitution the best fruit of Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini’s legacy/Anyone who recognises constitution is a revolutionary/We must once again invite everyone to get on the train of success, revolution’s victory/Our nation committed to JCPOA until other sides does/This year our economic growth will be more than global average

President Rouhani described the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran as the greatest fruit of the Islamic Revolution and the legacy of the late Imam Khomeini (RA), saying: “Anyone who recognises the constitution is a revolutionary and must be respected”.

Sun 11 - February 2018 - 12:31

Addressing the bumper crowd of people attending 22 Bahman demonstrations on Sunday, President Dr Hassan Rouhani said: “Today, we need everyone, including Principlists, Reformists, Moderators and everyone who recognises the constitution, for the country’s development and progress”.

“All ethnic groups, followers of different branches of Islam, Shiites, Sunnis and all religions, and literally everyone who recognises the constitution, are revolutionary,” continued the President.

Dr Rouhani also expressed happiness attending the great gathering of the people of Tehran on the thirty-ninth anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, saying: "The important feature of this year's ceremony is that we are entering the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, and next year should be literally the year of maturity of the revolution”.

The president emphasised that the government, the private sector and public institutions should make an increased effort in next year’s ceremony to open thousands of important projects throughout the country, saying: “The fact that in these days, we witnessed projects were opened by the government and the private sector with a credit of 10 trillion tomans in one day in a province, it means that the Iranian nation has more hope for the country's prosperity than before”.

Dr Rouhani also stated: "When our revolution resulted in victory, we were all together and there were plenty of passengers on the train of the revolution, some of them wanted to get off the train themselves and we got some of them off the train, whom we didn’t have to; today, we should invite them all on the train again”.

The president emphasised: "We are a nation and have a common cause, which is the greatness of Iran and the superiority of the culture of Islam and the Iranian-Islamic identity in the hearts of our dear young people".

Referring to the successes and achievements of the government over the past year, the President added: “The last elections was the first achievement of the year, and all the people came to the polls and showed the world that they lover their country, revolution, political system and their future and destiny”.

"In this year, we won over terrorism and made many successes in the process of eliminating terrorists and ISIL in the region. We helped the people of Iraq and Syria and the peoples of this region were saved from the terrorists,” he continued.

The President also went on to state: “The conspirators wanted to eliminate the unity of Iraq, but the vigilance of the Iraqi people and the help of the countries of the region, guaranteed the territorial integrity and national unity of our friends in the region”.

"They also wanted to create long unrest in Lebanon, turning the country into battlefield, but the vigilance of the Lebanese people and the support of the friend countries neutralized the American and Zionists’ conspiracy," the president added.

"We know that the solution to the issues of the region is political, and we should strengthen this stability and security with the cooperation of other countries," Dr Rouhani added.

The president also said: "Americans wanted to interfere in the internal affairs of our country, but our people rejected them and foiled the conspiracy of Americans through unity, integrity and resistance." 

“The Americans went to the UN Security Council and wanted to plot against the Iranian nation, but luckily the members of the Security Council responded negatively to the United States,” he continued saying.

Dr Rouhani also referred to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and said: “The Americans have so far attempted to eliminate this important regional and international agreement, but to date, they have failed. Today, I declare that our nation is committed to its pledges until the day that the other side does so; and I emphasise again that if they want to withdraw from the agreement, they will see the losses soon enough”.

The president referred to US plots against Quds, Palestine and the people of the region and said: “They wanted to announce Bayt ul-Maqdis as the capital of the Zionists, but the world stood against this conspiracy, and not only the Islamic countries but also all countries, except a few, opposed this conspiracy at the UN General Assembly”.

Dr Rouhani emphasised: "Now we are seeing more stability in the region, the further weakening of the US and Zionism and the vitality of the Iranian nation for excellence and progress."

He then continued to highlight the country's progress in the domestic fields and said: "In the past year, we have had significant social, security, cultural, political and economic progress." 

“The economic growth of the country over the past year has been more than the average of the world, and this year, we will have a growth of more than average global growth,” he continued.

Referring to the great number of foreign capital attracted over the past year, the president said: "We attracted foreign capital more than any other year, and the fact that we were able to absorb $32 billion of foreign capital as direct investment or finance illustrates Iran's credibility and growth”.

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