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President at cabinet session:

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The President called the 1400 budget bill a strategic one and enumerated the important messages of this budget, emphasising that the basis of this budget is the announcement of better economic conditions for the next year 1400 in the Iranian calendar.

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Speaking on Wednesday at the session of the Council of Ministers, President Hassan Rouhani said, "This year's budget is a strategic one and the country has a very bright and hopeful outlook for the year 1400".

He added, "The 25% increase in salaries of employees and retirees, allocation of 73 trillion Tomans to support people and allocation of 18 trillion Tomans to reduce absolute poverty are the features of the 1400 budget".

Dr Rouhani also went on to state, "In next year's budget, 4200-Toman currency is foreseen for basic goods. The main message of next year's budget bill to low-income people in the society is that you are not alone"

"The government has always tried to pay special attention to the livelihoods and incomes of the underprivileged," said Rouhani, adding, "Reducing reliance on oil revenues is another message of the 1400 budget bill, but it does not mean that we should not sell oil".

The President also said, "Our strong presence in the international market and more oil sales will prevent sanctions on us," adding, "The money from the sale of oil in next year's budget will be spent on the development of the country".

He added, "Correcting the exchange rate and predicting a decrease in the exchange rate next year is another message of the 1400 budget bill".

Stating that, "Shrinking the government and continuing to sell government shares are the aim of popularising the economy in next year's budget bill," the President said, "It is an honor for the government to take the budget out of the closed space and put it in a glass room for everyone to see".

He also said, "The year 1400 budget is the first joint work of the twelfth government and the eleventh parliament. Together, we should approve the budget at the proper time and announce it for implementation".

"The eleventh parliament has archived the government's bills and created a tsunami of proposals, while cooperation will move faster with bills," said Rouhani, adding that some government bills in parliament can turn into law in 5 minutes by changing a single sentence.

Dr Rouhani also referred to the creation of a better space and opportunity for the country's diplomats in recent months in the field of foreign policy and diplomacy and cooperation with neighbouring countries, the region and the world, and emphasised, "For progress and achieving results in diplomacy, a single voice needs to be heard, which of course does not mean that the parliament must follow the government".

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also went on to stated, "According to the Constitution, the government's policies and programmes are the special authority of the president", emphasising, "Let us leave partisan interests aside, and put national interests on our priority".

Dr Rouhani also referred to the policy of reducing the nuclear commitments of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2019 and emphasised, "The countries that remained in the JCPOA did not fulfill their obligations properly and now the installation of modern and new IR2M centrifuges in Natanz is not new for some Europeans to mourn about".

Emphasising that the reduction of obligations is reversible, and that whenever the parties to the deal fulfill their obligations, we will return as well, he added, "Returning to the obligations does not take time at all and it only depends on resolve, just like when JCPOA's leg was broken and that less literate tradesman doodled a piece of paper, the next person can put a good piece of paper on the table and sign it nicely so that we could return to the first place, and it does not take time at all".

Dr Rouhani said, "The actions taken by the current US administration were 100% wrong and to the detriment of the world's trust in the United States, the nations and the stability of the region and the people of Iran".

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